O Crime do Padre Amaro, perhaps the greatest novel of Portuguese
realism, is Queiros' criticism of the corrpution in the clergy of
his time. A new priest, Father Amaro, arrives in the provincial
capital Leiria, where he soon meets and falls in love with Amelia.
She becomes pregnant, and is abandoned by Amaro. Heartbroken,
Amelia dies. Faced with the existence of his newborn child when he
is a 'disciple of God, ' Amaro delivers the child to an
infanticide, the 'maker of angels.
|Country of origin:
Eca De Queiros
||229 x 152 x 22mm (L x W x T)
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