Under the Volcano
Under the Volcano
A Novel

Geoffrey Firmin, a former British consul, has come to Quauhnahuac, Mexico. His debilitating malaise is drinking, an activity that has overshadowed his life. On the most fateful day of the consul's life—the Day of the Dead, 1938—his wife, Yvonne, arrives in Quauhnahuac, inspired by a vision of life together away from Mexico and the circumstances that have driven their relationship to the brink of collapse. She is determined to rescue Firmin and their failing marriage, but her mission is further complicated by the presence of Hugh, the consul's half brother, and Jacques, a childhood friend. The events of this one significant day unfold against an unforgettable backdrop of a Mexico at once magical and diabolical.

Under the Volcano remains one of literature's most powerful and lyrical statements on the human condition, and a brilliant portrayal of one man's constant struggle against the elemental forces that threaten to destroy him.

Title Under the Volcano
Subtitle A Novel
Author Malcolm Lowry
Publisher Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Title First Published 01 April 2007
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 448 p.
ISBN-10 0061120154
ISBN-13 9780061120152
Publication Date 01 April 2007
Main content page count 448
Weight 16 oz.

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