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Cousin Bazilio: A Domestic Episode (Dedalus European Classics) - Eca de Queiroz, Margaret Jull Costa
Cousin Bazilio: A Domestic Episode (Dedalus European Classics)
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A tale of bourgeois sexual folly and hypocrisy in nineteenth-century Lisbon. Eca describes a gallery of vivid characters: * Bazilio the suave villain * Jorge the smug, uxorious husband * Luiza the bored, silly wife * Juliana, the plain, desperate maid * Leopoldina, 'the Ever-Open... show more
A tale of bourgeois sexual folly and hypocrisy in nineteenth-century Lisbon. Eca describes a gallery of vivid characters: * Bazilio the suave villain * Jorge the smug, uxorious husband * Luiza the bored, silly wife * Juliana, the plain, desperate maid * Leopoldina, 'the Ever-Open Door' * the voluminous Dona Felicidade, and many more. The book aroused a scandal for its frank descriptions of sex and desire. What still grips the reader is the author's acute portrayal of the constraints imposed on men and, especially, women.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781903517086 (1903517087)
ASIN: 1903517087
Publisher: Dedalus
Pages no: 439
Edition language: English
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The high time of José Maria de Eça de Queiroz (modern spelling Queirós: 1843-1900) was the second half of the nineteenth century, and yet, he is up to this day one of the most renowned and respected writers that Portugal ever saw. The English translations of several of his works keep being in print;...
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