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Book Title: Eurico, o Presbítero|
The author of the book: Alexandre Herculano
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 6.56 MB
Date of issue: 2001
ISBN 13: 9789725681299
Read full description of the books:Eurico is a priest of the Catholic church troubled by his memories, especially the memory of his beloved Hermengarda codename. The character as well as being a passionate romantic also proves to be a great warrior called black knight. His duties do not end up here. It is an excellent poet. The rude man, but at the same time sensitive, takes refuge in the priesthood to mitigate the great lost love, but if torture all the time for this love; on the other hand, the inveterate warrior who impulsively takes refuge in camouflage black knight to defend the race, land, country. And in war, the unknown black knight or kills or dies. Hence the interesting place that multivalent character who preaches Christian principles, while the black knight practice barbaric principles of war.
The novel presented here, however, so full of facts, almost suffocates the reason of the title. The entrance of the presbytery Eurico took a broken heart and that we will be revealed gradually, ie Hermengarda, most responsible for frustrated love, has very little participation in the actions. However, the frail figure of the girl helpless, pure and considered naive, subjugated by the domineering father, ends up being the center of the story. For his Eurico attitude became an elder black knight and poet.
The structure is given as a romance of chivalry, and may be classified, on the other hand, as a vast manifesto against the structure of the Catholic Church against the way the Iberian Peninsula has been despoiled.
Read information about the authorAlexandre Herculano de Carvalho e Araújo was a Portuguese novelist and historian. Born of humble stock, his grandfather was a foreman stonemason in the royal employ.
Privation had made a man of him, and in his works he proves himself a poet of deep feeling and considerable power of expression. The stirring incidents in the political emancipation of Portugal inspired his muse, and he describes the bitterness of exile, the adventurous expedition to Terceira, the heroic defence of Oporto, and the final combats of liberty.
In 1837 he founded the Panorama in imitation of the English Penny Magazine, and there and in Illustraco he published the historical tales which were afterwards collected into Lendas e Narratives; in the same year he became royal librarian at the Ajuda Palace, which enabled him to continue his studies of the past. The Panorama had a large circulation and influence, and Herculano's biographical sketches of great men and his articles of literary and historical criticism did much to educate the middle class by acquainting them with the story of their nation, and with the progress of knowledge and the state of letters in foreign countries.
Grave as most of his writings are, they include a short description of a crossing from Jersey to Granville, in which he satirizes English character and customs, and reveals an unexpected sense of humour. A rare capacity for tedious work, a dour Catonian rectitude, a passion for truth, pride, irritability at criticism and independence of character, are the marks of Herculano as a man. He could be broken but never bent, and his rude frankness accorded with his hard, sombre face, and alienated mens sympathiea though it did not lose him their respect. His lyrism is vigorous, feeling, austere and almost entirely subjective and personal, while his pamphlets are distinguished by energy of conviction, strength of affirmation, and contempt, for weaker and more ignorant opponents. His History of Portugal is a great but incomplete monument.
A lack of imagination and of the philosophic spirit prevented him from penetrating or drawing characters, but his analytical gift, joined to persevering toil and honesty of purpose enabled him to present a faithful account of ascertained facts and a satisfactory and lucid explanation of political and economic events. His remains lie in a majestic tomb in the Jerónimos Monastery at Belem, near Lisbon, which was raisec by public subscription to the greatest modern historian of Portugal and of the Peninsula. His more important works have gone through many editions and his name is still one to conjure with.
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