Dom Casmurro (Peter Owen Modern Classic) (Paperback)

Dom Casmurro (Peter Owen Modern Classic) By Machado de Assis, Robert Scott-Buccleuch (Translated by) Cover Image

Dom Casmurro (Peter Owen Modern Classic) (Paperback)

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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 childhood friendship turns to adolescent love, an obstacle to the union exists in the form of a vow made by Bentinho’s mother before his birth: her son is to be a priest. The lovers’ situation appears hopeless, but resourceful Capitu is not easily discouraged. 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 enigmatic heroine, he has also created one of the most fascinating characters in Brazilian fiction.
Machado de Assis, Brazil’s greatest novelist, was a founder and first president of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. Robert Scott-Buccleuch held the Machado de Assis Medal for his translations.

Product Details ISBN: 9780720618754
ISBN-10: 0720618754
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Publication Date: May 1st, 2016
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Peter Owen Modern Classic