Almost twenty-five years after the death of E_a de Queir_s, his son, Jos_ Maria D'E_a de Queirzs, discovered in 1924 an untitled and undated manuscript that contained neither revisions nor corrections. He painstakingly deciphered his father's nearly illegible script, titled the work, and published it as Alves & Co. This work shows Eaa de Queirus going beyond his early novels, The Sin of Fr. Amaro and Cousin Bazilio. The harsh focus of a narrow realism is now tempered by compassion for human folly. Although Eaa deals with the theme of adultery in several of his novels, only Alves & Co. examines the subject from the wronged husband's point of view. The description of Godofredo da ConceiAa?~o Alves' efforts to salvage his honor while enduring the suffering that results from ridicule demonstrates E_a's mastery of satire, humor, and psychological insight.
Used availability for J M Eca de Queiros's Alves and Co.
October 1988 : USA Hardback
October 1988 : USA Textbook Binding