City And The Mountains,the by Eca De QueirosCity And The Mountains,the by Eca De Queiros

City And The Mountains,the

byEca De QueirosTranslated byCosta M Jull

Paperback | August 26, 2008

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Born in Paris, Jacinto is the heir to a vast estate in Portugal which he has never visited. He mixes with the creme de la creme of Paris society, but is monumentally bored. And then he receives a letter from his estate manager saying that they plan to move the bones of his ancestors to the newly renovated chapel—would he like to be there? With great trepidation, Jacinto sets off with his best friend, the narrator, on the mammoth train journey through France and Spain to Portugal. What they discover in the simple country life will upend their own lives deliciously....

Newly translated by the acclaimed translator Margaret Jull Costa, New Directions is proud to publish The City and The Mountains, and to once again bring Eça de Queirós' brilliant prose to life.

One of the leading intellectuals of the "Generation of 1870," José Maria de Eça de Queirós (1845-1900) wrote twenty books, founded literary reviews, and for most of his life also worked as a diplomat, in Havana, London, and Paris.The peerless translator Margaret Jull Costa has won countless prizes...
Title:City And The Mountains,theFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.75 inPublished:August 26, 2008Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0811217019

ISBN - 13:9780811217019


Editorial Reviews

Costa's translation…moves between scathing satire of fashionable, privileged indolence, and endearing pastoral fantasy. — Steven G. Kellman (Review of Contemporary Fiction)

Portugal's greatest novelist. — Jose Saramago

Portugal's Flaubert. — Alan Riding