Captain Pantoja and the Special Service
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Captain Pantoja and the Special Service

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In this delightful farce, the prim and proper Captain Pantoja is sent to Peru's Amazon frontier on a secret Army mission - he must find females for the amorous recruits. Yet complications arise as word of his achievements starts to spread, and he finds himself battling against his wife, religious zealots and the Army that gave him the mission in the first place.

Through a wonderfully comic montage of letters, military documents, radio broadcasts, dream sequences and dialogue, Mario Vargas Llosa's Captain Pantoja and the Special Service combines political satire with humour, morality with uproarious sexuality.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 16mm | 206g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571148182
  • 9780571148189
  • 283,853

About Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa was born in Peru in 1936. He is the author of some of the last half-century's most important novels, including The War of the End of the World, The Feast of the Goat, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter and Conversation in the Cathedral. In 2010 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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7,190 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
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4 41% (2,949)
3 22% (1,616)
2 5% (326)
1 1% (79)
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