Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Translator
Publisher: Orlando: Harcourt, Inc., 2008.
A most attractive unread first US edition/first printing in As New condition in alike dustjacket. SIGNED by translator Edith Grossman directly on the title page.
Originally published in Spain in 1986, this story is set in the late 1960s during Franco's waning dictatorship. Minaya, a university student, moves from Madrid to his uncle Manuel's country estate to write his thesis on Manuel's old friend and republican poet Jacinto Solana. There, with the aid of Inés the maid, he searches for Solana's lost masterpiece, a novel called Beatus Ille. With its discovery he unravels the true story of beautiful Mariana who was in love with both Manuel and Solano. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman.