Tense psychological mystery set in London
The City and the Mountains
Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
Era(s): 19th Century
In this very funny late novel, published after his death, Eça’s satire is turned on the emptiness of city life and of modernity itself, and the bucolic second half, which bubbles with joie-de-vivre, reflects Eça’s own recently discovered joy in country living at his wife’s estate in Tormes.
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