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The Crime of Father Amaro

Author(s): Eca de Queiroz

Location(s): Portugal

Genre(s): Historical

Era(s): 1870s

Father Amaro sours for ever the life of the young AmeliaSet in Leira, Portugal in the 1870s, follows the love affair of young Father Amaro with nubile Am elia, and their interactions with Am elia’s mother, her atheist suitor, and her mother’s lover, the priest Canon Dias.

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