Vicente Blasco Ibanez "Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse" 1919 Book Signed Autograph
Vicente Blasco Ibanez-"The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse"-1919-E.P. Dutton-482 pages-5" X 7 1/2"-hardcover book-Signed By Author.Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (January 29, 1867 - January 28, 1928) was a Spanish realist novelist writing in Spanish, a screenwriter and occasional film director.Born in Valencia, today he is best known for his World War I novel Los Cuatro Jinetes del Apocalipsis. Filmed in 1921 as The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, it was filmed again in 1962, reset in World War II. However, in his time he was a best-selling author inside and outside of Spain, and also known for his controversial political activities. While Sangre y arena (Blood and Sand) and Los cuatro Jinetes del Apocalipsis are his most popular novels, particularly outside of Spain, his Valencian novels such as La barraca and Canas y barro are the ones most valued by scholars.He finished studying law, but hardly practised. He divided his time into politics, literature and dalliances with women for whom he was a deep admirer. He wrote with uncanny speed and energy. He was a fan of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
His life, it can be said, tells a more interesting story than his novels. He was a militant Republican partisan in his youth and founded a newspaper, El Pueblo (translated as either The Town or The People) in his hometown. The newspaper aroused so much controversy that it was brought to court many times and censored. He made many enemies and was shot and almost killed in one dispute. The bullet was caught in the clasp of his belt. He had several stormy love affairs.He volunteered as the proofreader for the novel Noli Me Tangere, in which the Filipino patriot José Rizal expressed his contempt of the Spanish colonization of the Philippines. He travelled to Argentina in 1909 where two new cities, Nueva Valencia and Cervantes, were created. He gave conferences on historical events and Spanish literature. Tired and disgusted with government failures and inaction, Vicente Blasco Ibañez moved to Paris at the beginning of World War I. The book has been autographed on the title page by Vicente Blasco Ibanez in blue fountain pen.....................................BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION......................