The Man on Horseback

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The Man on Horseback
Author Pierre Drieu La Rochelle
Original title L'Homme à cheval
Translator Thomas M. Hines
Country France
Language French
Publisher Éditions Gallimard
Publication date
Published in English
Pages 243

The Man on Horseback (French: L'homme à cheval) is a 1943 novel by the French writer Pierre Drieu la Rochelle. It is set in Bolivia and tells the story of a dictator who tries to create an empire. The novel explores the author's ideas about political momentum and its origins. The allegorical narrative, complex plot and romantic verve make the novel stand out from Drieu's previous works, which are written in a realistic style and largely autobiographical.[1]

The first edition of The Man on Horseback was published in March 1943 and the second in July the same year.[1] An English translation by Thomas M. Hines was published in 1978.[2]

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