La Sombra del Caudillo

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Author: Guzmán Franco, Martín Luis (1887-1976)

Year: 1929

Publisher: Espasa-Calpe

Place: Bilbao, Madrid and Barcelona


344 pages with ribbon book mark. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. First edition.

Martín Luis Guzmán Franco was a Mexican novelist and journalist. Guzmán was born in Chihuahua, Chihuahua. Along with Mariano Azuela, he is considered a pioneer of the revolutionary novel, a genre inspired by the experiences of the Mexican Revolution of 1910. His novels La sombra del caudillo (1929) and El águila y la serpiente (1928) depict the Mexican Revolution and its political aftermath, both of which the author was familiar with, having contributed both to revolutionary agitation and to the formation of the new revolutionary government. For several months in 1914, he was under the direct orders of General Francisco "Pancho" Villa. He later wrote a five-volume biography of Villa, Memorias de Pancho Villa (1936-1951).


Corners gently bumped and rubbed, spine ends lightly rubbed, some light foxing to preliminary pages and title, pages lightly age toned else a very good copy.

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