Wayfarers of Fate


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Philadelphia: Dorrance, (1955). 8vo. Cloth. 314 p. 1st ed. Bookplate; else very good in moderately worn d.w. with a few short edge tears. [66972]


According to the dust wrapper blurb, this is a "major American novel dealing dealing with the role the International Communist Party played in the epic struggle of the Spanish Civil War. [It] traces inexorably the downfall and disillusionment of young Juan Avila, who, in the impetuous idealism of youth, forsook the traditions of his family and his Faith to further the cause of the Communist Party. As his mother and sisters disappear in the maelstrom, and as his love for Hilda Krantz, beautiful Communist agent, is sacrificed on the hard rock of false creed, he fights on in growing desperation and bitterness. But as he stands alone on a battlefield over his dying brother, Pedro, to his lips, in a final moment of desolation, come the forgotten but comforting words of the Lord's Prayer ...".

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