New York: Grove Press, 1966. Very Good+ / Very Good+. Item #28101
New York: Grove Press, . First American Edition. Octavo; publisher's cloth in white pictorial dust jacket retaining original price ($5.95); 409pp. Light wear and dust-soil to jacket extremities, textblock a shade toned, else a Very Good or better copy overall. Bookplate signed by the author laid in.
The Peruvian Nobel laureate's first novel set in the real-life lord-of-the-flies-ian Leoncio Prado Military Academy. The work's shocking portrayal of the school caused such a scandal that the Academy held an official ceremony at which a thousand copies of the original edition were burned.