According to legend, after murdering the father of a woman he attempted to seduce, the evil Don Juan is dragged by demons down to hell. But what happens next?
Set in the Spanish countryside, and featuring a diverse cast of peasants, aristocrats and vengeful ghosts, this unique, surprising novel was Sylvia Townsend Warner's response to the Spanish Civil War, which she had witnessed at first-hand as an ambulance driver. As funny as it is moving, After the Death of Don Juan ultimately serves as a unique meditation on the tensions at the heart of fascism.
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