About Gaspar Ruiz
General Santierra, fellow San Martin, liberator of Peru and Chile, tells the story of Gaspar Ruiz, unfortunate hero, tossed between Republicans and Royalists camps.
Gaspar Ruiz was written after Nostromo in 1904–5; published in The Strand Magazine, in 1906, and collected in A Set of Six, 1908 (UK), 1915 (US).This story was the only piece of Conrad’s fiction ever adapted by the author for cinema, as Gaspar the Strong Man, 1920.
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