Esau and Jacob

Esau and Jacob

A Novel

eBook - 2000
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Esau and Jacob is the last of Machado de Assis's four great novels. At one level it is the story of twin brothers in love with the same woman and her inability to choose between them. At another level, it is the story of Brazil itself, caught between the traditional and the modern, and between the monarchical and republican ideals. Instead of a heroic biblical fable, Machado de Assis gives us a story of the petty squabbles, conflicting ambitions, doubts, and insecurities that are part of the human condition.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780199761937
0199761930
0195108116
9780195108118
0195108108
9780195108101
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxvi, 276 pages)

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