"After Don Quixote, probably the most widely read novel in Spanish": First English Edition of Pascual Duarte's Family; Signed by Nobel Laureate Camilo Jose Cela

  • Pascual Duarte’s Family (The Family of Pascual Duarte).

Pascual Duarte’s Family (The Family of Pascual Duarte).

$2,750.00

Item Number: 4176

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1946.

First edition in English of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Camilo Jose Cela on the title page. Light rubbing, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with some light wear. Rare signed.

The Family of Pascual Duarte is the story of Pascual Duarte -- a Spanish peasant born into a brutal world of poverty, hatred, and depravity -- as told from his prison cell, where he awaits execution for the murders he's committed throughout his lifetime. Despite his savage and cruel impulses, Pascual retains a childlike sense of the world and a groping desire to understand the blows of fate that led him down his bloody path. Originally published in the same year as Camus's The Stranger -- to which it has been compared. "After Don Quixote, probably the most widely read novel in Spanish" (The New York Times).

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