New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1976. First edition of the author's magnum opus. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows just the lightest of wear. Signed and dated by Carlos Fuentes. Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden.
One of the great masterpieces of modern Latin American fiction, Terra Nostra is concerned with nothing less than the history of Spain and of South America, with the Indian Gods and with Christianity, with the birth, the passion, and the death of civilizations. "Terra Nostra is the spreading out of the novel, the exploration of its possibilities, the voyage to the edge of what only a novelist can see and say" (Milan Kundera).