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Dom Casmurro (Unabridged) (Paperback) (MacHado De Assis)

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Bentinho Santiago, cosseted only child of a rich widow, lives next door to Capitu, the daughter of a lowly government official. As the years pass, childhood friendship turns to adolescent love, but an obstacle to the union exists in the form of a vow made by Bentinho’s mother before his birth: her son is to become a priest. The lovers’ situation appears hopeless, but the resourceful and ambitious Capitu is not easily discouraged. Machado de Assis weaves a powerful and ultimately tragic story of love and disillusionment, full of the subtle irony that is the hallmark of his writing. In Capitu, his beautiful enigmatic heroine, he has also created one of the most fascinating characters in Brazilian fiction.
Edition: Unabridged
Number of Pages: 224.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Series Title: Peter Owen Modern Classic
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: MacHado De Assis
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2016
TCIN: 51135367
UPC: 9780720618754
Item Number (DPCI): 248-15-9995

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