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Helena (Portuguese Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Machado de Assis

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"O conselheiro Vale morreu às 7 horas da noite de 25 de abril de 1859. Morreu de apoplexia fulminante, pouco depois de cochilar a sesta, – segundo costumava dizer, – e quando se preparava a ir jogar a usual partida de voltarete em casa de um desembargador, seu amigo. O Dr. Camargo, chamado à pressa, nem chegou a tempo de empregar os recursos da ciência; o padre Melchior não pôde dar-lhe as consolações da religião: a morte fora instantânea."

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 563 KB
  • Print Length: 197 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Edições Vercial; 1 edition (Jan. 16 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: Portuguese
  • ASIN: B003CT30QC
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterwork from Brazil! July 1 2000
By luca rinaldi - Published on
Do you want to read a book which is romantic ,but not frivolous,thrilling but not exagerated?Then try "Helena" written by Machado De Assis,in my opinion the best Brazilian writer of all times.But beware!The author is very exact, almost cynical, in showing life as it really is,full of lies and deceptions.So reading Machado books is always a very tough exercise because you always fell to be personally examinated and confronted by the author.But this "interactivity",plus the inimitable witness of Machado is what makes the reading a most pleasing experience.In this book which which belongs to the "Romantic" period of Machado De Assis production the author explores his favourite theme:the conflict between what we really are and what we are supposed(by the other people of course) to be.Who is really Helena?We all are Helena because basically we all live in the same contraddiction that she in the end is unable to face anymore.The other point in which Machado excelles is in the analysis of the family life expecially the very special relationship which develops between brother and sister.I suggest to everyone to read this book of Machado and many others.5stars!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great way to learn about Brasilian society in the 1880's June 16 1999
By A Customer - Published on
I read it a long time ago as a first introduction to Brazilian Classic Literature. It is a light novel with the great elements of the Romantism Era of Literature, and it reflexes very well the society of the last quater of the eighteenth century of the country. Women are a focal point in the novels by Machado de Assis, and recently I read that his wife revised his novels, and even changed the storyline when she saw the heroine suffering too much. Praise for the women of last century that helped their great men be so loved by a culture!
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelente! July 30 1999
By A Customer - Published on
So sorry , my english is not very well ... Vale apena ! Quem não leu amará esta linda obra deste fabuloso autor !

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