The Crime of Father Amaro by Eça de Queirós

Set in 19th century Portugal, this novel follows the life of a young priest, Father Amaro, who is posted in a provincial parish. Despite his religious vows, he falls in love with a beautiful girl, Amelia, who is also the daughter of his landlady. Their forbidden love affair results in Amelia's pregnancy, leading to tragic consequences. The novel vividly portrays the corruption within the Catholic Church and the hypocrisy of the society.

The 1487th greatest book of all time


Published
1875
Nationality
Portuguese
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
135,000
Original Language
Portuguese

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