In this simple tale, the novel's hero is the talented heir to a notable family in Lisbon. He aspires to serve his fellow man in his chosen profession of medicine, in the arts, and in politics. But he enters a society affected by powerful international influences—French intellectual developments, English trading practices—that trouble and frustrate him. In the end he is reduced to a kind of spiritual helplessness and his good intentions are reduced to dilettantism. His passionate love affair begins to suffer a devastating constraint.
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Eca de Quéiros was a 19th-century Portuguese novelist. He was the author of more than 20 books, including To the Capital and The City and the Mountains.
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Book Description Dedalus, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111903517532
Book Description Dedalus, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1903517532