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As pupillas do Sr. Reitor: comedia em 5 actos e 7 quadros, estrahida do romance do mesmo titulo.

BIESTER, Ernesto.

Published by Rio de Janeiro, A.A. Lopes do Couto, Livraria Luso-Brasileira, 1871., 1871
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8°, original pink printed wrappers (some fraying; tear to rear wrapper of about 9 cm., with a small piece missing; spine defective). Mostly unopened. Light browning. Overall in good to very good condition. 1.5 x 3 cm. white paper ticket with blue border and rule, and number "1656" in old ink manuscript affixed to upper inner corner of front wrapper. Old ink manuscript inscription "P.951. casa." in upper blank margin of front wrapper. 176 pp. *** FIRST and apparently ONLY EDITION of this comic adaptation for the stage of the important novel by Júlio Dinis, which had first appeared in 1866 in the Jornal do Porto, and was published in book form the following year. The novel has had many subsequent editions.Ernesto Biester (Lisbon, 1829-Lisbon, 1880), literary critic, journalist, dramatist, and impresario of the Teatro Naiconal D. Maria II in Lisbon, participated in a group of young intellectuals at the University of Coimbra which included Tomás Ribeiro and Pinheiro Chagas. He received help at the beginning of his career from Antonio Feliciano de Castilho, Teófilo Braga, Antero Quental, and José de Castro. During the 1860s and 1870s Biester was instrumental in creating the "drama de actualidade" in Portugal, which supplanted historical drama and pure melodrama, focusing on social themes and class conflict.*** Sousa da Câmara 323. The present work not cited in Innocêncio (the two volumes which treat the author were published prior to the appearance of the present work): see II, 229-30; IX, 174-6. On Biester see also Sousa Bastos, Dicionario do theatro Portuguez, p. 241. Searches in 20 online catalogues and databases of Brazilian Libraries via Latinic, including the Biblioteca Nacional, Universidade de São Paulo, Universidade de Brasilia, and Biblioteca do Senado Federal, turned up only ebooks of the present edition, and no other editions. Porbase locates a single copy, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Copac. Bookseller Inventory # 38725

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Title: As pupillas do Sr. Reitor: comedia em 5 ...

Publisher: Rio de Janeiro, A.A. Lopes do Couto, Livraria Luso-Brasileira, 1871.

Publication Date: 1871

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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