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The Yellow Sofa and Three Portraits
     

The Yellow Sofa and Three Portraits

by Eca de Queiros, John Vetch (Translator), Luis Marques (Translator), Richard Franko Goldman (Translator)
 
Jose Maria de Eca de Queiros, the first great modern Portuguese novelist, wrote The Yellow Sofa with, as he said, "no digressions, no rhetoric," where "everything is interesting and dramatic and quickly narrated." The story, a terse and seamless spoof of Victorian bourgeois morals, concerns Godofredo Alves, a successful, buoyant businessman who returns home to

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Jose Maria de Eca de Queiros, the first great modern Portuguese novelist, wrote The Yellow Sofa with, as he said, "no digressions, no rhetoric," where "everything is interesting and dramatic and quickly narrated." The story, a terse and seamless spoof of Victorian bourgeois morals, concerns Godofredo Alves, a successful, buoyant businessman who returns home to find his wife "on the yellow damask sofa...leaning in abandon on the shoulder of a man..." The man is none other than Machado, his best friend and business partner. Godofredo struggles with the public need to defend his honor, and a stronger inner desire for forgiveness and domestic tranquility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857540345
Publisher:
Carcanet Press, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Pages:
181
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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