Dream of the Celt
Dream of the Celt
A Novel
Mario Vargas Llosa

Translated by Edith Grossman


A painstakingly researched and lively novel about a neglected human rights pioneer by the Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa

In 1916, the Irish nationalist Roger Casement was hanged by the British government for treason. Casement had dedicated his life to improving the plight of oppressed peoples around the world. But when he dared to draw a parallel between the injustices he witnessed in African and American colonies and those committed by the British in Northern Ireland, he became involved in a cause that led to his imprisonment and execution. Ultimately, the scandals surrounding Casement's trial and eventual hanging marred his image to such a degree that his pioneering human rights work wasn’t fully reexamined until the 1960s. Dream of the Celt is a fascinating fictional account of an extraordinary man in the original and dynamic style of Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa.

Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman

Title Dream of the Celt
Subtitle A Novel
Author Mario Vargas Llosa
Translated by Edith Grossman
Publisher Picador
Title First Published 04 June 2013
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 368 p.
ISBN-10 1250033322
ISBN-13 9781250033321
Main content page count 368
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $16.00