Under the Volcano

Malcolm Lowry

Genre
Fiction
Publisher
Penguin
Author
Malcolm Lowry
Format
Paperback

Description

Under the Volcano is a 1947 semi-autobiographical novel by English writer Malcolm Lowry (1909–1957). The novel tells the story of Geoffrey Firmin, an alcoholic British consul in the small Mexican town of Quauhnahuac (the Aztec name of Cuernavaca), on the Day of the Dead, November 2, 1938. The book takes its name from Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl, the twin volcanos near where Lowry lived.