First Edition of Eva Peron's La Razon De Mi Vida; Lengthily Inscribed by Her
La Razon De Mi Vida.
Item Number: 80148
Buenos Aires: Ediciones Peuser, 1951.
First edition of Peron’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Peron, illustrated. Lengthily inscribed by Eva Peron on the front free endpaper, with the date partially abraded. Preface by Juan Peron. Very good in a very good dust jacket with a few small chips. This work was published in 1951, Peron passed away a year later making signed examples of this work scarce.
La Razón de mi vida (literal translation: "The Reason for My Life") is the autobiography of Eva Perón, First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. Published in 1951 shortly before Eva Perón's death, it became one of the fastest selling books in Argentine history. Written in a conversational tone, it is largely a compilation of her speeches. Eva Perón shares her perspectives on feminism and the role of women in political life, labor rights, poverty, and, of course, Peronism, the political movement founded by her husband Juan Perón. In 1952, the year she died, the Congress of Argentina ordered the autobiography to be used as a textbook in the Argentine schools.