Explosion in a Cathedral

Explosion in a Cathedral

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Publisher's Synopsis

One of Latin America's greatest historical novels deals with the impact of the French Revolution on the Caribbean

When he arrives in Cuba at the close of the eighteenth century, Victor Hugues, a merchant sailor from Marseille brings with him not only the idealism of the French Revolution but also its ambition and desire for bloodshed. Landing at the Havana doorstep of three wealthy Creole adolescent orphans, he leads them across the Caribbean Sea to Guadeloupe, into the midst of the immense changes sweeping the world outside their life in Havana. As Victor's ideals begin to warp and change to fit shifting policies, the trio can no longer bear his betrayal of revolutionary ideas. What ensues in this magical realist masterpiece speaks to the frightening and corrupting allure of power.

Book information

ISBN: 9780143133889
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 863.64
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 43052
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 228g
Height: 196mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 16mm