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The Relic

The Relic

A Novel

Adamastor Series

by José Maria De Eça De Queirós

Translated by Aubrey F. G. Bell

Preface by Harold Bloom

Published by: Tagus Press

248 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.70 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781933227351
  • Published: April 2012

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The Relic is an irreverent fictional autobiography narrating the picaresque adventures of Teodorico, a Portuguese playboy determined to be the sole heir of his absurdly pious, sexually repressed, and tyrannical Auntie. Sent to the Holy Land, he returns with what he presumes is the "relic of relics" in hopes of persuading Auntie to bequeath her vast fortune to him. While in Jerusalem, Teodorico has a vision in which he witnesses Christ's trial and crucifixion and the founding of Christianity—with a twist.