The illustrious house of Ramires

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Eca de Queiros (1845-1900) ought to be," as the London Observer stated, "up there with Balzac, Dickens, and Tolstoy as one of the talismanic names of the nineteenth century." His superlative penultimate novel, The Illustrious House of Ramires (1900) centers on Goncalo Ramires, heir to the most noble family of Portugal. Goncalo, charming but disastrously effete, muddles through his life while writing a historical novel based on the heroic deeds of his ancestors. "The record of their valour is ironically counterpointed by his own chicanery. A combination of Don Quixote and Walter Mitty, he is continually humiliated [but he] is at the same time kindhearted ... . Ironic comedy is the keynote of the novel ... . Eca de Queiros has justly been compared with Flaubert and Stendhal."( The London Spectator ) "
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subject_facet Aristocracy (Social class) -- Portugal -- Fiction, Authors, Portuguese -- Fiction, Humorous fiction, Portugal -- Fiction
title_display The illustrious house of Ramires
title_full The illustrious house of Ramires / Eça de Queirós ; introduction by V.S. Pritchett ; translated from the Portuguese by Anne Stevens
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