The City and the Mountains
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City and the Mountains by Jose Maria de Eca de Queiros
Book DescriptionBorn in Paris, Jacinto is the heir to a vast estate in Portugal which he has never visited. He mixes with the creme de la creme of Paris society, but is monumentally bored. And then he receives a letter from his estate manager saying that they plan to move the bones of his ancestors to the newly renovated chapel-would he like to be there? With great trepidation, Jacinto sets off with his best friend, the narrator, on the mammoth train journey through France and Spain to Portugal. What they discover in the simple country life will upend their own lives deliciously...Newly translated by the acclaimed translator Margaret Jull Costa, New Directions is proud to publish The City and The Mountains, and to once again bring Eca de Queiros' brilliant prose to life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780811217019
(203mm x 132mm x 20mm)
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2012
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jose Maria de Eca de Queiros
Yellow Sofa, Paperback (May 2016)
A compassionate tale of marriage, manners, and betrayal, from the Portuguese master
Illustrious House of Ramires, Paperback (December 2012)
Eca de Queiros, Illustrious House of Ramires. Ironic comedy from the master of Portuguese realism.
Maias, Paperback / softback (July 2007)
Set in Lisbon at the close of the 19th century, this work is both a coming-of-age novel and a passionate romance. Newly translated by the acclaimed translator Costa, Eca de Queiross brilliant prose is brought to life for American readers for the first time.
Crime of Father Amaro, Paperback (May 2003)» View all books by Jose Maria de Eca de Queiros
An unflinching portrait of a priest who seduces his landlady's daughter, made into an acclaimed and controversial motion picture.
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Author Biography - Jose Maria de Eca de Queiros
One of the leading intellectuals of the "Generation of 1870," Jose Maria de Eca de Queiros (1845-1900) wrote twenty books, founded literary reviews, and for most of his life also worked as a diplomat, in Havana, London, and Paris. Margaret Jull Costa is an award-winning translator of Portuguese and Spanish literature. She lives in the United Kingdom.
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