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by Conrad, Barnaby
Published by Houghton Mifflin (1952)
Hardcover Measures 8.25x6 inches Weighs 1 pound

Condition: Good.
Red and yellow cloth boards neatly decorated. Crisp and clean. Illustrated endpapers. Book is illustrated by the author. A solid clean tight copy.
Dust Jacket is fair though richly illustrated (torn at flap edge, many chips at edges)

Barnaby Conrad
It is the morning of Pacote's last fight,
the finale of one of the greatest careers
in Spain. The posters are up, the arena
has been prepared, and the great black
bulls are waiting. In the cafes and on
the street corners the heavy air of ex­
pectancy hangs over the city of Scvilla.
Pacote is dressing in the expensively
cheerless rooms of the Hotel Andalucia
Palace. He is alone with his dog, Com-
padre, with Chaves, the man who, has
taught him all he knows of the art of
Tauromachy, and with the heavy ball
of fear pressing against his heart. For
he knows that he has been falling off
that he will be unable to face the bulls
this day, that he will disgrace himself
before the young upstart who is fight­
ing with him, and before the crowd
which has immortalized him too soon.
This is the opening that builds relent­
lessly to the moment when the gate is
opened and the first bull enters the
ring. The fight that follows is one of
the most magnificent pas sages that has
ever been written on bullfighting. You
are there in the stands with the scream­
ing crowd, at the ringside with the
sweating sword handlers and the ban-
dcrilleros, and in the lonely emptiness
at the center of the arena with only a
red cape and a slender sword.

Matador by Conrad, Barnaby Published by Houghton Mifflin 1952 Hardcover BCE Antique Book Bullfighting Fiction Novel


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