The Maias (Penguin Classics S.)

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THE MAIAS (1888) depicts the declining fortunes of a landowning family over three generations as they are gradually undermined by hypocrisy, complacency and sexual licence. The book initially attracted attention through its account of an incestuousromance, yet today we can see this as just one element in a novel whose compelling story, depth of thought and compassion make it one of Europe's great literary masterpieces. The Sunday Times wrote 'THE MAIAS is the most Balzacian of his novels, an engrossing and richly detailed portrait of a society in decline, hailed as his masterpiece'.

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Eca de Queiros (1843-1900) was Portugal's greatest nineteenth-century novelist whose works brilliantly evoke - and condemn - the rapidly changing society of his times.

Nigel Griffin teaches Hispanic at the University of Manchester

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This text depicts the declining fortunes of a landowning family over three generations as they are gradually undermined by hypocrisy, complacency and sexual license.

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