• The Time of the Hero

First Edition of the Nobel Prize-Winning Author’s First Book To Be Translated into English The Time of the Hero; Signed by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Time of the Hero.


Item Number: 1567

New York: Grove Press, 1966.

First edition of the author’s first book to be translated into English. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by the author on the half title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket with just a touch of wear.

When The Time of the Hero was first published in Peru in 1962, it was considered so scandalous that a thousand copies were burned in an official ceremony at the Leoncio Prado Military Academy. That same year, the book received the Biblioteca Breve Prize, an award given to the best work of fiction in the Spanish language.

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