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Júlio Dinis – An English Family

Júlio Dinis An English Family informatie over de inhoud van deze Portugese roman uit 1868. Op 4 maart 2020 verschijnt bij Uitgeverij Dedalus Books de Engelse vertaling van de roman Uma Família Inglesa, geschreven door de Portugese schrijver Júlio Dinis. Er is geen Nederlandse vertaling van deze roman verkrijgbaar.

Júlio Dinis An English Family Portugese roman uit 1868

Zodra de roman gelezen is door de redactie, kun je op deze pagina recensie en waardering vinden van de roman An English Family. Het boek is geschreven door Júlio Dinis. Daarnaast zijn hier gegevens van de uitgave en bestelmogelijkheden te vinden. Bovendien bevat deze pagina informatie over de inhoud van de roman uit 1868 van de Portugese schrijver Júlio Dinis.

Júlio Dinis An English Family Portugese roman uit 1868

An English Family

  • Schrijver: Júlio Dinis (Portugal)
  • Soort boek: Portugese roman, familieroman
  • Origineel: Uma Família Inglesa (1868)
  • Engelse vertaling: Margaret Juli Costa
  • Uitgever: Dedalus Books
  • Verschijnt: 26 september 2020
  • Omvang: 400 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: Paperback

Flaptekst van deze Portugese roman ui 1868

Mr Richard Whitestone is English and a successful businessman based for many years in Oporto. Despite his many years’ residence in Portugal, he remains resolutely English in his tastes and in his accent. His favourite reading is Tristram Shandy, which he reads and re-reads constantly. A widower for many years, he lives with his children Jenny and Carlos. Jenny is the angel of the house and wise beyond her 21 years. Carlos is 18 and much given to carousing with his friends and to falling – very briefly – in love with whichever pretty girl he sees. He is the despair of his father, but his sister believes in him despite all, because she knows he has a good heart. One day, during Carnival, Carlos meets a young woman at a masked ball and falls in love. As ever, the path of true love runs very erratically indeed.

Júlio Dinis is sometimes referred to as the Portuguese Trollope, and this, the first novel he wrote is a keen-eyed evocation of the narrow world of nineteenth-century bourgeois Oporto, but also, and more importantly, it is a brilliant account of family life, in all its flawed beauty.

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