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The City and the Mountains

Author: Eça de Queiroz

Translator: Margaret Jull Costa   Cover design: Marie Lane  

Margaret Jull Costa's translation of The City and the Mountains was runner-up in the 2009 Portuguese Translation Prize.

In this very funny late novel, published after his death, Eça's satire is turned on the emptiness of city life and of modernity itself, and the bucolic second half, which bubbles with joie-de-vivre, reflects Eça's own recently discovered joy in country living at his wife's estate in Tormes.

The City and the Mountains will appeal to readers of classic nineteenth-century fiction.

RRP: £9.99

No. of pages: 238

Publication date: 09.09.2008

ISBN numbers:
Paperback
978 1 903517 71 0
Ebook
978 1 907650 92 5

Rights:
World English language in this translation.
US rights sold to New Directions.