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El reino de este mundo (The Kingdom of This World)

Country of Authorship: Cuba, Switzerland
Author: Alejo Carpentier
Genre: Fiction

Publisher: Gallimard (Paris, 1954) | Farrar, Straus & Giroux (NY, 1957)

Publication Year: 1949

Synopsis

El reino de este mundo (The Kingdom of This World) is a novel by Cuban author Alejo Carpentier, published in 1949 in his native Spanish. First published in English translation in 1957, The Kingdom of This World is now widely recognised as a masterpiece of Cuban and Caribbean literature. A work of historical fiction, it tells the story of Haiti before, during, and after the Haitian Revolution, as seen by its central character, Ti Noel, who serves as the novel’s connecting thread. – Macmillan Publishers

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