The Motorcycle Diaries Notes on a Latin American Journey - Penguin Modern Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

'A Latin American James Dean or Jack Kerouac' Washington Post

'It's true; Marxists just wanna have fun... a revolutionary bestseller' Guardian

At the age of twenty-three, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and his friend Alberto Granado set out from their native Argentina to explore their continent, with only a single 1939 Norton motorcycle to carry them, nicknamed La Poderosa ('the powerful one').

They travelled not to visit the usual tourist attractions, but to meet ordinary people and understand Latin American life. In amidst the tales of youthful adventures - of women, wine, thrilling escapes and the power of friendship - the young Che also learns first-hand about poverty, philosophy and philosophy and forms himself into the man who would become the world's most famous and admired revolutionary and freedom fighter.

'For every comic escapade of the carefree roustabout there is an equally eye-opening moment in the development of the future revolutionary leader. By the end of the journey, a politicized Guevara has emerged to predict his own legendary future' Time

Book information

ISBN: 9780241465103
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 335.4092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 245g
Height: 127mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 17mm