The Gaucho Martin Fierro

HERNANDEZ, José. The Gaucho Martin Fierro. Güemes: Sainte Claire Editora S.R.L., 1989.

Hardback. Condition: Very good. Bound in cowhide and published in both English (verso) and Spanish (recto) by Sainte Claire in Argentina. Front recto endpaper is coming away slightly, otherwise this a very good condition rare find of the Argentine epic poem, originally published in two parts in 1872 and 1879.


Jose Hernandez


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The Gaucho Martin Fierro Synopsis

Martín Fierro is an impoverished Gaucho who has been drafted to serve at a border fort, defending the Argentine inner frontier against the native people. He deserts and discovers that his house, farm, and family are gone. He provokes a knife duel, killing a man. He becomes an outlaw pursued by the police. He acquires a companion, Sergeant Cruz, and the two set out to find a better life.

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About José Hernández

José Hernández (November 10, 1834 – October 21, 1886) was an Argentine journalist, poet, and politician best known as the author of the epic poem Martín Fierro.

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Jose Hernandez


Sainte Claire Editora S.R.L.