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Carlos Fuentes (1928-2012) was a Mexican novelist and essayist. He was described by the New York Times as being “one of the most admired writers in the Spanish-speaking world” in his obituary. Fuentes considered himself to be a pre-modern writer, and only used pens, ink and paper. The son of a Mexican diplomat, he would go onto become one himself, serving as ambassador to France.

Carlos Fuentes made his debut as a published author in 1958 with the novel Where the Air is Clear. He continued to write until his death in 2012. Below is a list of Carlos Fuentes’ books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Where the Air is Clear(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Good Conscience(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Aura(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Death of Artemio Cruz(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Change of Skin(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Terra Nostra(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hydra Head(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Distant Relations(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Old Gringo(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Christopher Unborn(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Campaign(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Orange Tree(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Diana the Goddess Who Hunts Alone(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crystal Frontier(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Years with Laura Diaz(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inez(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eagle's Throne(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Happy Families(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Destiny and Desire (2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vlad(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Adam in Eden(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Burnt Water(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Myself with Others(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Constancia(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


The Picador Book of Latin American Stories(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Buried Mirror(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A New Time for Mexico(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Territories of Time(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
This I Believe(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The Picador Book of Latin American Stories was edited with Julio Ortega.

If You Like Carlos Fuentes Books, You’ll Love…

Carlos Fuentes Synopses: In The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes, Artemio Cruz is an all-powerful newspaper magnate and land baron who is confined to his bed and, in dream-like flashes, recalls the pivotal aspects of his life. Tales are told from Cruz’s heroic campaigns during the Mexican Revolution, through his relentless climb from poverty to wealth, to his uneasy death. This novel is a haunting voyage into the soul of modern Mexico.

The Campaign is a standalone title by Carlos Fuentes. Set during Spanish America’s struggle for independence, Baltasar Bustos sets out across several South American nations and Mexico on campaign of redemption that is both public and personal.


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