NATIONAL BESTSELLER• A 40th anniversary hardcover edition of Sandra Cisneros’s beloved coming-of-age novel about a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, with a new introduction by John Phillip Santos
The House on Mango Streetis one of the most cherished novels of the last fifty years. Readers from all walks of life have fallen for the voice of Esperanza Cordero, growing up in Chicago and inventing for herself who and what she will become. “In English my name means hope,” she says. “In Spanish it means too many letters. It means sadness, it means waiting.”
Told in a series of vignettes—sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes joyous—Cisneros’s masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery and one of the greatest neighborhood novels of all time. Like Sinclair Lewis’sMain Streetor Toni Morrison’sSula,it makes a world through people and their voices, and it does so in language that is poetic and direct. Acclaimed by critics, a staple in schools, translated into dozens of languages, this gorgeous coming-of-age novel is a celebration of the power of telling one’s story and of being proud of where you’re from.
Everyman’s Library pursues the highest production standards, printing on acid-free paper, with full-cloth cases with two-color foil stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, European-style half-round spines, and a full-color illustrated jacket. Contemporary Classics include an introduction, a select bibliography, and a chronology of the author’s life and times.