Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

A Moral and Amorous Tale

By Jorge Amado; Harriet De Onis (Translator)
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307276643, 553pp.)

Publication Date: September 12, 2006

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It surprises no one that the charming but wayward Vadinho dos Guimaraes–a gambler notorious for never winning—dies during Carnival. His long suffering widow Dona Flor devotes herself to her cooking school and her friends, who urge her to remarry. She is soon drawn to a kind pharmacist who is everything Vadinho was not, and is altogether happy to marry him. But after her wedding she finds herself dreaming about her first husband’s amorous attentions; and one evening Vadinho himself appears by her bed, as lusty as ever, to claim his marital rights.




About the Author
Jorge Amado (1912-2001) est sans conteste le plus grand maitre de la litterature bresilienne. Parmi ses romans, traduits dans une quarantaine de langues, on trouve notamment Tieta d'Agreste, Les deux morts de Quinquin-La-Flotte, Cacao ou bien encore Tereza Batista, tous parus chez Stock.

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