First Edition of the Nobel Prize-Winning Authors First Book To Be Translated into English The Time of the Hero; Signed by Mario Vargas Llosa
The Time of the Hero.
Vargas Llosa, Mario.$250.00
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.