The Underdogs

The Underdogs A Novel of the Mexican Revolution - Penguin Classics

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The greatest novel of the Mexican Revolution, in a brilliant new translation by an award-winning translator

The Underdogs is the first great novel about the first great revolution of the twentieth century. Demetrio Macias, a poor, illiterate Indian, must join the rebels to save his family. Courageous and charismatic, he earns a generalship in Pancho Villa's army, only to become discouraged with the cause after it becomes hopelessly factionalized. At once a spare, moving depiction of the limits of political idealism, an authentic representation of Mexico's peasant life, and a timeless portrait of revolution, The Underdogs is an iconic novel of the Latin American experience and a powerful novel about the disillusionment of war.

Book information

ISBN: 9780143105275
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 863.62
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 148
Weight: 142g
Height: 190mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 15mm