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Translator: Margaret Jull Costa Cover illustration: Paula Rego
Cousin Bazilio is a tale of sexual folly and hypocrisy and vividly depicts life in nineteenth-century lisbon. Eca gives us a whole gallery of characters from Bazilio, the suave villain to Jorge, the smugly uxorious husband, from Luiza, the bored empty-headed wife to Juliana, the plain, ailing maidservant desperate, by whatever means, to grab some of life's little luxuries, from Leopoldina, nicknamed' the Ever-Open Door', to Joana the cook and her affair with the tubercular carpenter who lives opposite, and the voluminous Dona Felidade who nurses an entirely unrequited passion for the unbearably pompous Acacio, who lives in concubinage with his much younger housekeeper, who is also having an affair...
It will appeal to readers of Flaubert, Dickens, Tolstoy and the other great 19th century novelists.
No. of pages: 439
Publication date: 15.07.2016
978 1 910213 37 7
978 1 907650 35 2
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