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Under the Volcano
By William T. Vollmann ( (other contributor)), Stephen Spender (introduced by) and Malcolm Lowry
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication date April 1, 2007
Pages 402
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780061120152
ISBN-10 0061120154
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.74 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780060153670
 
Reissue edition from Harpercollins (September 1, 1984)
9780060153670 | details & prices | List price $15.95
About: Geoffrey Firmin, a former British consul, struggles to surmount the forces which threaten to destroy him
Paperback
Book cover for 9780061120152 Book cover for 9780452255951
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With William T. Vollmann (other contributor), Stephen Spender (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Harper Perennial Modern Classics (April 1, 2007)
9780061120152 | details & prices | 402 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.74 lbs | List price $15.99
About: Geoffrey Firmin, a former British consul, has come to Quauhnahuac, Mexico.
from Perennial (May 1, 2000)
9780060955229 | details & prices | 397 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Geoffrey Firmin, a former British consul, struggles to surmount the forces that threaten to destroy him as he copes with alcholism, a failing marriage, and family secrets during one fateful celebration of the Day of the Dead, in a novel set in 1930s Mexico.
Reissue edition from New Amer Library (August 1, 1992)
9780452255951 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $13.95
About: One of the twentieth century's great undisputed masterpieces, Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano includes an introduction by Michael Schmidt in Penguin Modern Classics.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780886462185 Book cover for 9781574531602
 
from Natl Book Network (July 1, 2000)
9780743800198 | details & prices | List price $22.00
With Nick Ullett (other contributor) | Abridged edition from Audio Literature (August 1, 1997)
9781574531602 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $21.95
About: The Consul staggers from bar to bar hoping to find salvation.
from Dh Audio (March 1, 1988)
9780886462185 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $16.99
About: The Consul staggers from bar to bar hoping to find salvation.
Prebinding
from Turtleback Books (March 1, 2001)
9780613175746 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $23.45
About: One of the twentieth century's great undisputed masterpieces, Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano includes an introduction by Michael Schmidt in Penguin Modern Classics.

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