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The Illustrious House of Ramires

Eca de Queiros

Translated by Ann Stevens

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ISBN: 978 0 856359 68 2
Categories: 19th Century, Portuguese, Translation
Imprint: Aspects of Portugal
Published: August 1993
224 x 146 x 22 mm
320 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • In this brilliant, many-layered novel, Eca chooses an unlikely hero, a half-ruined aristocrat, generous, devious, who takes refuge from decline in writing about the courage of his forebears. This is the story of Ramires, and of the Portugal of Eca's time.
    Eca de Queiros
    Eca de Queiros was born in 1845 at Povoa de Varzim in northern Portugal, the son of a magistrate. After studying law, he travelled widely and entered the diplomatic service. Married, and with four children, Eca was known as a genial host, a raconteur, wit, dandy, aesthete and bon viveur . ... read more
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