In Praise of the Stepmother: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Mar 4, 2011 - Fiction - 160 pages
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With meticulous observation and the seductive skill of a great storyteller, Vargas Llosa lures the reader into the shadow of perversion that, little by little, darkens the extraordinary happiness and harmony of his characters. The mysterious nature of happiness and above all, the corrupting power of innocence are the themes that underlie these pages, and the author has perfectly met the demands of the erotic novel, never dimming for an instant the fine poetic polish of his writing.

  

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User Review  - Neal Adolph - Goodreads

A minor work from a major author is still an exciting read. A fantastic read, even. And, though it is tempting to give this book three stars, that would only be because as the work compares to Llosa's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Esraa - Goodreads

This novel was such a strong text to read. Actually, I can't say I liked it that much, since it has many disturbing images and ideas such as the pedophilia tendencies of Lucretia or the deformation ... Read full review

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Contents

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Eleven
Twelve
Thirteen
Fourteen
Epilogue
Also by Mario Vargas Llosa
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About the author (2011)

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2010 “for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat.” Peru’s foremost writer, he has been awarded the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s most distinguished literary honor, and the Jerusalem Prize. His many works include The Feast of the Goat, The Bad Girl, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, The War of the End of the World, and The Storyteller. He lives in London.

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