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Dom Casmurro (1899) [Novel]
by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis Rating: Weighted - 7.7 / Average - 7.8 of 10 (4 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Like other great nineteenth century novels, Machado de Assis's Dom Casmurro explores the themes of marriage and adultery. But what distinguishes Machado's novel and what makes it such a delightful discovery for English-speaking readers, is its eccentric and wildly unpredictable narrative style. As he recounts the events of his life from the vantage of a lonely old age, the narrator Bento continually interrupts his story to reflect on the writing of it. But the novel is more than a performance of stylistic acrobatics. It is an ironic critique of Catholicism, in which God appears as a kind of divine accountant whose ledgers may be balanced in devious as well as pious ways. It is also a story about love and its obstacles, about deception and self-deception, and about the failure of memory to make life's beginning fit neatly into its end.

Original title: Dom Casmurro
Original languages: Portuguese


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Dom Casmurro

Dom Casmurro (1997)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: John Gledson
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Manifested in:

Dom Casmurro (December 10, 1998)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195103092
Dimensions: 5 x 7.8 x 0.6
Pages: 288

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