The Gaucho Martin Fierro

The Gaucho Martin Fierro by José Hernández. This edition was published by Sainte Claire Editora S.R.L. in 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.

Author

Jose Hernandez

£165.00

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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.

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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Author

Jose Hernandez

Publisher

Sainte Claire Editora S.R.L.

Year

1989

Format

Hardback

Language

Bilingual