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The Relic

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1930. With an introduction by John Garrett Underhill. Novelist and short-story writer, one of the leading intellectuals of the Generation of 1870. Eca de Queiroz introduced naturalism and realism to Portuguese literature. He is considered the major novelist of his generation. The Relic was a picaresque story of religious hypocrisy and truth. Its writing coincided with his marriage and drew on the travels with his wife's brother to Egypt and the Near East. The young Teodorico wants to escape from the chains of his religious home. He visits Jerusalem to acquire a healing relic, soon he is transported back in time with his companion, the German scholar Topsius, and meets Jesus himself, witnessing the crucifixion. He sees the still-living Jesus is smuggled in a grave, and after adventures Teodorico returns back to his own century.

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Hardback Editions

December 1954 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Relic, The
Author(s): Eca de Queiros
ISBN: 0-370-00222-9 / 978-0-370-00222-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Reinhardt
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Paperback Editions

April 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Relic: A Novel (Adamastor Series)
Author(s): Jose Maria De Eca de Queiros
ISBN: 1-933227-35-4 / 978-1-933227-35-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tagus
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April 2005 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Relic
Author(s): Eca De Queiroz
ISBN: 0-7661-9417-5 / 978-0-7661-9417-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Pub Co
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December 1990 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Relic (Dedalus European Classics)
Author(s): Eca de Queiroz
ISBN: 0-946626-94-4 / 978-0-946626-94-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dedalus Ltd
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April 1995 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Relic
Author(s): Eca De Queiros, Eca De Queiroz
ISBN: 0-7818-0346-2 / 978-0-7818-0346-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2003 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Relic (European Classics)
Author(s): Eca de Queiros, Eca Queiroz
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
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