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The Maias

Eca de Queiros

Translated by Patricia McGowan and Ann Stevens

Cover Picture of The Maias
Categories: 19th Century, Portuguese
Imprint: Aspects of Portugal
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Available as:
Paperback (634 pages)
(Pub. Mar 2002)
9781857546088
£29.99 £26.99
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  • Carlos, heir to a notable fin-de-siècle Lisbon family, aspires to serve his fellow men as a doctor, in the arts and politics. But Lisbon society is so subject to international pressures that he cannot succeed and declines into amiable dilletantism. Hailed as a masterpiece in the Paris of Flaubert, Balzac and Zola, this remains Eça's most popular novel.
    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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