Like other great nineteenth century novels--The Scarlet Letter, Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary--Machado de Assis's Dom Casmurro explores the themes of marriage and adultery. But what distinguishes Machado's novel and what makes it such a delightful discovery for English-speaking readers, is its eccentric and wildly unpredictable narrative style. It is also a deeply insightful story about love and its obstacles, about deception and self-deception, and about the failure of memory to make life's beginning fit neatly into its end. This crisp new translation by John Gledson is the only complete, unabridged, and annotated edition available.
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