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Author Machado de Assis, 1839-1908.

Title Esau and Jacob / a novel by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis ; translated from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Lowe ; edited with a foreword by Dain Borges ; and an afterword by Carlos Felipe Moisés
Published New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 276 pages)
Series Library of Latin America
Library of Latin America.
Contents Series editors' general introduction -- Foreword / by Dain Borges -- Esau and Jacob / Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis -- Counselor Aires and his moviola : an afterword / by Carlos Felipe Moisés -- Editor's notes / by Dain Borges
Summary Esau and Jacob is the last of Machado de Assis's four great novels. At one level it is the story of twin brothers in love with the same woman and her inability to choose between them. At another level, it is the story of Brazil itself, caught between the traditional and the modern, and between the monarchical and republican ideals. Instead of a heroic biblical fable, Machado de Assis gives us a story of the petty squabbles, conflicting ambitions, doubts, and insecurities that are part of the human condition
Notes Translated from the Spanish
Print version record
Subject Sibling rivalry -- Fiction.
Twins -- Fiction.
Brazil -- Politics and government -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author Borges, Dain Edward.
Lowe, Elizabeth, 1947-
ISBN 0199761930 (electronic bk.)
9780199761937 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Esaú e Jacó. English