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The Illustrious House of Ramires

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Publisher Comments:

"Eça de Queiros (1845-1900) ought to be," as the stated, "up there with Balzac, Dickens, and Tolstoy as one of the talismanic names of the nineteenth century." His superlative penultimate novel, (1900) centers on Gonçalo Ramires, heir to the most noble family of Portugal. Gonçalo, charming but disastrously effete, muddles through his life while writing a historical novel based on the heroic deeds of his ancestors. "The record of their valour is ironically counterpointed by his own chicanery. A combination of Don Quixote and Walter Mitty, he is continually humiliated [but he] is at the same time kindhearted .... Ironic comedy is the keynote of the novel .... Eça de Queiros has justly been compared with Flaubert and Stendhal."()

Synopsis:

This story centers on Goncalo Ramires, heir to the most noble family of Portugal. Goncalo, charming but disastrously effete, muddles through his life while writing a historical novel based on the heroic deeds of his ancestors.

About the Author

One of the leading intellectuals of the "Generation of 1870," José Maria de Eça de Queirós (1845-1900) wrote twenty books, founded literary reviews, and for most of his life also worked as a diplomat, in Havana, London, and Paris.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811212649
Translator:
Stevens, Anne
Translator:
Queiros, Eca De
Author:
De Eca De Queiros, Jose Maria
Author:
Queiros, Jose Maria EA
Author:
José Maria de Eça de Queirós
Author:
de Queiros, Eca
Author:
De Queiros, Jose Maria De Eca
Author:
Eca De Queiros, De Queiros
Author:
Stevens, Anne
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Authors
Subject:
Portugal
Subject:
Aristocracy
Subject:
Authors, Portuguese
Subject:
Portugal Fiction.
Subject:
Authors -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Series:
Revived Modern Classic
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
19940531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
7.91x5.22x.83 in. .76 lbs.

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