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March to the Monteria : Jungle Novels - B. Traven

March to the Monteria

Jungle Novels

By: B. Traven

Paperback Published: 25th February 1994
ISBN: 9781566630467
Number Of Pages: 240

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March to the Monteria is the third of B. Traven's six Jungle Novels, set in the great mahogany plantations (monterias) of Mexico in the years before the revolution. Here Traven relates the life of Celso, a young Indian whose only goal is to earn enough pesos to purchase a bride. He works two years on a coffee finca, but when he returns home he must hand over his money to ladinos who claim his father has a debt to them. Celso then goes off to work two years in a monteria--but he is such a good worker that he is thrown in jail on a trumped-up charge to assure that he will stay. When he is bailed out by the labor agent, he heads off for a term of debt-slavery in the monteria, from which, it is clear, he will never return. Having already forfeited his life, Celso has nothing to lose and takes his vengeance on agents and overseers. As in the other Jungle Novels, Traven traces the beginnings of consciousness which ultimately led to the Mexican Revolution and the overthrow of the Diaz regime.

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B. Traven is coming to be recognized as one of the narrative masters of the twentieth century.--The New York Times

ISBN: 9781566630467
ISBN-10: 1566630460
Series: Jungle Novels
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 25th February 1994
Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.27 x 13.67  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.26

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