The Time of the Hero

The Time of the Hero

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The Time of the Hero has been acclaimed by critics around the world as one of the outstanding Spanish novels of recent decades. In the author's native Peru, this powerful social satire so outraged the authorities that a thousand copies were publicly burned.

The novel is set in Leoncio Prado Military Academy in Lima, where a group of cadets attempt to break out of the vicious round of sadistic ragging, military discipline, confinement and boredom. But their pranks set off a cycle of betrayal, murder and revenge which jeopardizes the entire military hierarchy.

'A work of undeniable power and skill.' Sunday Telegraph
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 24mm | 297g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571173209
  • 9780571173204
  • 94,684

About Mario Vargas Llosa

With novels including The War of the End of the World, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto and The Feast of the Goat, Mario Vargas Llosa has established an international reputation as one of the Latin America's most important authors.
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14,207 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 37% (5,316)
4 40% (5,660)
3 18% (2,490)
2 4% (536)
1 1% (205)
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