The Good Conscience: A Novel by Carlos FuentesThe Good Conscience: A Novel by Carlos Fuentes

The Good Conscience: A Novel

byCarlos FuentesTranslated bySam Hileman

Paperback | March 1, 1987

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The Good Conscience is Carlos Fuentes's second novel. The scene is Guanajuato, a provincial capital in Central Mexico, once one of the world's richest mining centers. The Ceballos family has been reinstated to power, and adolescent Jaime Ceballos, its only heir, is torn between the practical reality of his family's life and the idealism of his youth and his Catholic education. His father is a good man but weak; his uncle is powerful, yet his actions are inconsistent with his professed beliefs. Jaime's struggle to emerge as a man with a "good conscience" forms the theme of the book: can a rebel correct the evils of an established system and at the same time retain the integrity of his principles?

Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012) was one of the most influential and celebrated voices in Latin American literature. He was the author of 24 novels, including Aura, The Death of Artemio Cruz, The Old Gringo and Terra Nostra, and also wrote numerous plays, short stories, and essays. He received the 1987 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking w...
Title:The Good Conscience: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:148 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.36 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.36 inPublished:March 1, 1987Publisher:Farrar, Straus And GirouxLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374507368

ISBN - 13:9780374507367