After the Death of Don Juan

Sylvia Townsend Warner

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  • Penguin Classics
  • 2021
  • ISBN 9780241476079
  • 240 pages
  • Softcover
  • 19.9 × 18.2 × 1.4 cm

‘She has a talent amounting to genius’ John Updike

Don Juan, that notorious libertine, has disappeared. Has he been dragged down to hell by demons, as rumoured – or has he escaped? Doña Ana, the woman he tried to seduce, will stop at nothing to discover the truth. Set in a rural eighteenth-century Spain rife with suspicion and cruelty, and featuring a glorious cast of peasants, aristocrats and vengeful ghosts, this moving, surprising tragicomedy is also Sylvia Townsend Warner’s response to the dark days of the Spanish Civil War.

Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) grew up in rural Devonshire before moving to London and writing her debut novel, Lolly Willowes (1926). With her partner Valentine Ackland, she was active in the Communist Party and served in the Red Cross during the Spanish Civil War. Her novels include Mr Fortune’s Maggot, The True Heart, Summer Will Show, After the Death of Don Juan, The Corner That Held Them and The Flint Anchor.

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