'A modern tragedy on the grand scale.' Salman Rushdie The War of the End of the World is one of the great modern historical novels.
Inspired by a real episode in Brazilian history, Mario Vargas Llosa tells the story of an apocalyptic movement, led by a mysterious prophet, in which prostitutes, beggars and bandits establish Canudos, a new republic, a libertarian paradise.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 768 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 21/06/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571288632