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Carlos Fuentes
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Carlos Fuentes is the author of more than twenty books, including Happy Families, The Eagle’s Throne, This I Believe, The Death of Artemio Cruz, and The Old Gringo. He served as Mexico’s ambassador to France from 1975 to 1977. He has received many awards and honors, including the Rómulo Gallegos Prize, the National Prize in Literature (Mexico’s highest literary award), the Cervantes Prize, and the inaugural Latin Civilization Award. He has also been the recipient of France’s Legion of Honor medal, Italy’s Grinzane Cavour Award, Spain’s Prince of Asturias Award, and Brazil’s Order of the Southern Cross. His work has appeared... Read More

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Don Quixote

Written by Miguel de Cervantes
Translated by Tobias Smollett
Introduction by Carlos Fuentes


Format: Trade Paperback, 1168 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 10, 2001
Price: $14.00

Widely regarded as the world’s first modern novel, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de la Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they wend their way across sixteenth-century Spain. Milan Kundera calls Cervantes “the founder of the Modern Era” and Lionel Trilling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Destiny and Desire
A Novel
Written by Carlos Fuentes
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $13.99

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The Eagle's Throne
A Novel
Written by Carlos Fuentes
Translated by Kristina Cordero


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $15.95

Set in the near future, at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Mexico’s idealistic president has dared to vote against the U.S. occupation of Colombia and Washington’s refusal to pay OPEC prices for oil. Retaliation is swift. Concocting a “glitch” in a Florida satellite, America’s president cuts Mexico’s communications... Read more >
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The Eagle's Throne
A Novel
Written by Carlos Fuentes
Translated by Kristina Cordero


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Happy Families
Fiction
Written by Carlos Fuentes
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $16.00

In these spectacular vignettes, the internationally acclaimed author Carlos Fuentes explores Tolstoy’s classic observation that “happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” In “A Family Like Any Other,” each member of the Pagán family lives in isolation, despite sharing a tiny house. In “The... Read more >
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Happy Families
Stories
Written by Carlos Fuentes
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $11.99

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This I Believe
An A to Z of a Life
Written by Carlos Fuentes


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 16, 2006
Price: $16.00

In this masterly, deeply personal, and provocative book, the internationally renowned Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, whose work has been called “a combination of Poe, Baudelaire, and Isak Dinesen” (Newsweek), steps back to survey the wellsprings of art and ideology, the events that have shaped our time, and his extraordinary life and... Read more >
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This I Believe
An A to Z of a Life
Written by Carlos Fuentes


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories

Edited by Carlos Fuentes and Julio Ortega


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 5, 2000
Price: $15.95

In The Vintage Book of Latin American Stories, Julio Ortega and Carlos Fuentes present the most compelling short fiction from Mexico to Chile. Surreal, poetic, naturalistic, urbane, peasant-born: All styles intersect and play, often within a single piece. There is "The Handsomest Drown Man in the World," the García Márquez fable... Read more >
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