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The Relic

Author: Eça de Queiroz

Translator: Margaret Jull Costa  

Teodorico Raposo, the novel's anti-hero, is a master of deceit; one minute feigning devotion in front of his rich, pious aunt, in order to inherit her money, the next indulging in debauchery. Spurred on by the desire to please his aunt, and in order to get away from his unfaithful mistress, he embarks on a journey to the Holy Land in search of a holy relic. The resulting fiasco is a masterpiece of comic irony as religious bigotry and personal greed are mercilessly ridiculed.

RRP: £9.99

No. of pages: 288

Publication date: 31.03.2003

ISBN numbers:
Paperback
978 0 946626 94 6
Kindle Ebook
978 1 907650 91 8