DON GAUCHO by

DON GAUCHO

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A long, unconvincing historical novel about the wave of revolutionary spirit against Spain which swept the South American continent throughout the first half of the 1800's. Taking place on the Argentine Pampas and in Buenos Aires, the novel is supposedly concerned with Miguel, the aristocratic son turned democrat, his beautiful sister who unluckily loves a gaucho but is forced to marry one of the many villains here, Miguel's sweetheart Ana Luz a plebeian pitfire, and Miguel's other love, the chaste and patrician beauty, Dona Remedios As the leader of the gaucho troops, Miguel earns the title on Don Gaucho and manages to stay alive through a sufficient number of duels, battles, rescues and nights on the pampas with Ana Luz to allow him to retire in one piece on his estancia with his bastard son, whom he finally legitimizes by marrying Ana Luz... A rather tousled treatment of some presumably popular elements, publisher pressure may carry this to its predetermined audience.

Pub Date: April 14th, 1950
Publisher: Whittlesey House