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Description - The Violent Land by Jorge Amado

From the foremost Brazilian novelist of the twentieth century- an exotic tale of greed, madness, and seduction set in Brazil's lush, cocoa-growing forests.
From the foremost Brazilian novelist of the twentieth century- an exotic tale of greed, madness, and seduction set in Brazil's lush, cocoa-growing forests.
Two powerful families scheme to control Brazil's cocoa bounty in this epic novel that does for Brazil's cocoa rush what Upton Sinclair's Oil! does for the early days of California oil prospecting. With its cast of assassins, gamblers, opportunists, and beautiful women, The Violent Land is an unbridled adventure novel set among the power dealers of Brazil's most profitable and coveted natural resources.
'Passionate and supremely moving . . . A big, brawling novel . . . Everything in it is on a heroic scale.'The New York Times
'No other of my books is as dear to me; in it lie my roots; it is of the blood from which I was created.'Jorge Amado, from the Foreword

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143106371
ISBN-10: 0143106376
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 133mm x 17mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jorge Amado

Jorge Amado (1912-2001) was born in the state of Bahia, Brazil, whose society he portrays in such acclaimed novels as Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon and Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands. Samuel Putnam (1892-1950) was a translator and scholar of Romance languages, famous for his English translation of Don Quixote.Alfred Mac Adam is a professor of Latin American literature at Barnard College and Columbia University. He lives in New York.

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