Dom Casmurro: A Novel (FSG Classics) (Paperback)

Dom Casmurro: A Novel (FSG Classics) By Machado de Assis, Helen Caldwell (Translated by) Cover Image
By Machado de Assis, Helen Caldwell (Translated by)
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First published in 1900, Dom Casmurro, widely considered Machado de Assis's greatest novel and a classic of Brazilian literature, is a brilliant retelling of the classic adultery tale—a sad and darkly comic novel about love and the corrosive power of jealousy.

Bento Santiago, the wildly unreliable narrator of Dom Casmurro, believes that he has been cuckolded—he suspects that his wife has cheated on him with his best friend and that her child is not his. Has Capitú, his love since childhood, really been unfaithful to him? Or is the evidence of her betrayal merely the product of a paranoid mind?

"Deftly translated, Dom Casmurro is a book full of humor, sweetness and a tender melancholy--a book that deserves to be read." - Publishers Weekly

About the Author


Machado de Assis (1839-1908) is considered one of Brazil's greatest novelists. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, and among his many novels are Philosopher or Dog? and Epitaph of a Small Winner.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780374523039
ISBN-10: 0374523037
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: September 15th, 2009
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: FSG Classics