After the Death of Don Juan


According to legend, after murdering the father of a woman he attempted to seduce, the evil Don Juan is dragged by demons down to hell. But what happens next? Set in the Spanish countryside, and featuring a diverse cast of peasants, aristocrats and vengeful ghosts, this novel was Sylvia Townsend Warner’s response to the Spanish Civil War, which she had witnessed at first-hand as an ambulance driver. As funny as it is moving, it ultimately serves as a unique meditation on the tensions at the heart of fascism.

ISBN: 9780241476079 Author: Warner, Sylvia Townsend Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 25th March 2021 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.912 (edition:23) Pages: 320 . Language: English Edition: |Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

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Don Juan, that notorious libertine, has disappeared. Has he been dragged down to hell by demons, as rumoured – or has he escaped? Doña Ana, the woman he tried to seduce, will stop at nothing to discover the truth. Set in a rural eighteenth-century Spain rife with suspicion and cruelty, and featuring a glorious cast of peasants, aristocrats and vengeful ghosts, this moving, surprising tragicomedy is also Sylvia Townsend Warner’s response to the dark days of the Spanish Civil War.

‘The kind of novelist who inspires an intense sense of ownership in her fans’ Sarah Waters

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