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Cousin Bazilio

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A tale of bourgeois sexual folly and hypocrisy in nineteenth-century Lisbon. Eca describes a gallery of vivid characters:

* Bazilio the suave villain

* Jorge the smug, uxorious husband

* Luiza the bored, silly wife

* Juliana, the plain, desperate maid

* Leopoldina, 'the Ever-Open Door'

* the voluminous Dona Felicidade, and many more.

The book aroused a scandal for its frank descriptions of sex and desire. What still grips the reader is the author's acute portrayal of the constraints imposed on men and, especially, women.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for J M Eca de Queiros's Cousin Bazilio

Hardback Editions

August 1992 : UK Hardback

Title: Cousin Bazilio (Aspects of Portugal)
Author(s): Jose Maria De Eca De Queiros
ISBN: 0-85635-967-X / 978-0-85635-967-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
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February 1967 : UK Hardback

Title: Cousin Bazilio (Portway Reprints)
Author(s): Eca De Queiros
ISBN: 0-85594-489-7 / 978-0-85594-489-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: C Chivers
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Paperback Editions

May 2003 : UK Paperback

Title: Cousin Basilio (Dedalus European Classics)
Author(s): Eca de Queiros, Ec de Queiroz
ISBN: 1-903517-08-7 / 978-1-903517-08-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dedalus Ltd
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