Under the Volcano: A Novel

Under the Volcano: A Novel

Malcolm Lowry


Geoffrey Firmin, a former British consul, has come to Quauhnahuac, Mexico. His debilitating malaise is ingesting, an task that has overshadowed his existence. at the such a lot fateful day of the consul's life—the Day of the lifeless, 1938—his spouse, Yvonne, arrives in Quauhnahuac, encouraged by means of a imaginative and prescient of lifestyles jointly clear of Mexico and the situations that experience pushed their courting to the edge of cave in. She is set to rescue Firmin and their failing marriage, yet her challenge is additional advanced by way of the presence of Hugh, the consul's part brother, and Jacques, a early life good friend. The occasions of this one major day spread opposed to an unforgettable backdrop of a Mexico instantaneously magical and diabolical.

Under the Volcano continues to be considered one of literature's strongest and lyrical statements at the human situation, and an excellent portrayal of 1 man's consistent fight opposed to the fundamental forces that threaten to damage him.

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