Under the volcano: A Novel

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Malcolm Lowry's iconic novel about a fatal Day of the Dead in a small Mexican town and one man's struggle against the forces threatening to destroy him. In what the New York Times calls "one of the towering novels of [the twentieth] century," former British consul Geoffrey Firmin lives alone with his demons in the shadow of two active volcanoes in South Central Mexico. Gripped by alcoholism, Geoffrey makes one last effort to salvage his crumbling life on the day that his ex-wife, Yvonne, arrives in town. It's the Day of the Dead, 1938. The couple wants to revive their marriage and undo the wrongs of their past, but they soon realize that they've stumbled into the wrong place and time, where not only Geoffrey and Yvonne, but the world itself is on the edge of Armageddon. Hailed by the Modern Library as one of the one hundred best English novels of the twentieth century, Under the Volcano stands as an iconic and richly drawn example of the modern novel at its most lyrical.

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Malcolm Lowry's iconic novel about a fatal Day of the Dead in a small Mexican town and one man's struggle against the forces threatening to destroy him.
In what the New York Times calls "one of the towering novels of [the twentieth] century," former British consul Geoffrey Firmin lives alone with his demons in the shadow of two active volcanoes in South Central Mexico. Gripped by alcoholism, Geoffrey makes one last effort to salvage his crumbling life on the day that his ex-wife, Yvonne, arrives in town.

It's the Day of the Dead, 1938. The couple wants to revive their marriage and undo the wrongs of their past, but they soon realize that they've stumbled into the wrong place and time, where not only Geoffrey and Yvonne, but the world itself is on the edge of Armageddon.

Hailed by the Modern Library as one of the one hundred best English novels of the twentieth century, Under the Volcano stands as an iconic and richly drawn example of the modern novel at its most lyrical.

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subject_facet Alcoholics -- Fiction, All Souls' Day -- Fiction, British -- Mexico -- Fiction, Consuls -- Fiction, Cuernavaca (Mexico) -- Fiction, Electronic books, FICTION / Classics, FICTION / Literary, General Fiction; Literary; Fiction, Psychological fiction
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title_full Under the Volcano A Novel, Under the Volcano [eBook] Lowry, Malcolm, Under the volcano / Malcolm Lowry ; with an introduction by Stephen Spender and an afterword by William T. Vollmann, Under the volcano [electronic resource] Lowry, Malcolm, 1909-1957.
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