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ISBN-10: 1909232297
ISBN-13: 9781909232297
Publisher: Dedalus
Publish Date: 09/09/2014
Dimensions: 7.70" L, 4.90" W, 0.80" H

The Mystery of the Sintra Road

Translator: Margaret Jull Costa

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Price: $15.99

Overview

Two friends are kidnapped by several masked men, who, to judge by their manners and their accent are men of the best society. One of the friends is a doctor, and the masked men say that they need him to assist a noblewoman, who is about to give birth. When they reach the house, they find no such noblewoman, only a dead man. Another man, known only as A.M.C., bursts in at this point and declares that the man died of opium poisoning. The doctor writes a letter to a newspaper editor, setting out the facts as he knows them. These facts are rebutted first by a friend of A.M.C. and then by the first masked man, who explains the whole story… Eça de Queiroz wrote this spoof ‘mystery’ with his friend Ramalho Ortigá£o, publishing it in the form of a series of anonymous letters in the Diá¡rio de Notá-cias between 24 July and 27 September 1870. Many readers believed the letters to be genuine. As the book progresses, one sees Eça gradually getting into his stride as a novelist, equally at home with humour and with human drama. Recently turned into a major Portuguese feature film it will delight avid Eça fans and lovers of mysteries.

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"One of the greatest novelists of the novel's greatest age, Eca is also amongst the most readable due to his narrative energy, sweeping range and tart sense of humor." – Michael Kerrigan in The Scotsman
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Details

ISBN-10: 1909232297
ISBN-13: 9781909232297
Publisher: Dedalus
Publish Date: 09/09/2014
Dimensions: 7.70" L, 4.90" W, 0.80" H
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