The War of the End of the World

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The War of the End of the World is a book written by Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, telling the story of the War of Canudos.

In Brazil, a few years after the empire was abolished, some Christian fanatics, led by the messianic-like figure The Counselor and funded by some loyal monarquists, founded a community taking over private lands in the state of Bahia called Canudos, believing the end of the world is near and the Second Coming is imminent. The recently-formed Brazilian Republic is not happy about it and decides to settle things by force if necessary.

Vargas Llosa’s first attempt of Historical Fiction.

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