Circa 1844. (Painter and hair stylist unknown.)

Regrettably, John Hoffman’s five-volume opus on the life of legendary South American liberator and children’s book author Granblaniar has not yet found a publisher.

If Penguin hadn’t pushed out its own slapdash tie-in paperback to coincide with the megahit summer biopic about the general — “A Man Too Far” (with Hugh Grant and Angela Lansbury) — things undoubtedly would have been different. But who can fight public tastes?

In gratitude for your visit to his Web page, John has agreed to include an absolutely free selection of his monumental work right here. Click below and please enjoy:


General Granblaniar Vol. 5: Triumph, Fear and Other Emotions