The Maias: Episodes from Romantic Life by Eça de Queirós

"The Maias: Episodes from Romantic Life" is a compelling narrative set in Lisbon in the late 19th century that follows the lives of a wealthy Portuguese family, the Maias. The story centers around the romantic and professional life of Carlos Maia, but also includes a rich cast of secondary characters. The plot includes themes of love, betrayal, disillusionment, and tragedy, all set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing Portuguese society. The novel is also a critique of the decadence and stagnation of Portuguese society at the time.

The 1016th greatest book of all time


Published
1888
Nationality
Portuguese
Type
Fiction
Pages
700-800
Words
234,000
Original Language
Portuguese

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