Tragedia del Congo
List Price: $21.99
Publisher: Aguilar, Altea, Taurus, Alfaguara, S.A. de C.V
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Includes testimonies by Roger Casement, the main character in Mario Vargas Llosa's El sueo del celta. When Leopold II of Belgium formed the African International Association in 1876 and later financed Stanley's expedition to the Congo River (1879-1884), he was creating the foundation for one of history's most tragic episodes. The brutal extermination of the region's inhabitants would have gone unnoticed if it were not for brave individuals who denounced these atrocities.
Samuel Clemens - steamboat pilot, prospector, and newspaper reporter - adopted the pen name "Mark Twain" when he began his career as a literary humorist. The pen name - a river's pilot's term meaning "two fathoms deep" or "safe water" - appears to have freed Clemens to develop the humorous, deadpan manner that became his trademark. During his lifetime, Twain wrote a great deal. Much of his writing was turned out quickly to make money. Even his least significant writing, however, contains flashes of wit and reveals his marvelous command of colloquial American English. His best work is his "Mississippi writing" - Life on the Mississippi (1883) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). In More...
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