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Jungle Novels

By: B. Traven

Paperback Published: 25th September 1993
ISBN: 9781566630382
Number Of Pages: 240

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In the 1930s B. Traven wrote an epic of the birth of the Mexican revolution in what have become known as the "Jungle Novels." Government is the first of the six novels that comprise the series. Depicting the political corruption that infected even the smallest villages in Mexico, the novel tells the story of Don Gabriel, a minor government functionary who has a virtual license to steal from the Indian village where he is secretary--except that the Indians have nothing to steal. By chance he finds an opportunity in the labor agent business, shanghaiing luckless Indians into debt-slavery so that he can ship them off to work in the great mahogany plantations owned by foreign capital. The novel reaches a moving climax in a clash of cultures between the simple dignity of the illiterate Indians and the cynicism and corruption of the politicians and petty bureaucrats. "Traven is a very great writer.... His work must be read."--New York Times Book Review.

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The Jungle Novels constitute one of the richest portraits of revolution in all literature.--University Review

ISBN: 9781566630382
ISBN-10: 156663038X
Series: Jungle Novels
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 25th September 1993
Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.47 x 13.87  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.3