Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands: A Moral and Amorous Tale (Paperback)

By Jorge Amado, Harriet De Onis (Translator)
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Description


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.

Praise For…


“Bawdy, brilliant, human and humorous . . . full of unexpected delights--everything a modern novel should be."–The Denver Post

“A charismatic storyteller. . . . No other Latin American writer is more genuinely admired by his peers, nor has any other exerted so great a creative influence on the course of Latin American fiction."–The New York Times Book Review

"A sentimental masterpiece."–Los Angeles Times;

"Poetic, comical and very human."–Chicago Tribune

“One of the greatest writers . . . also one of the most entertaining.” –Mario Vargas Llosa

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307276643
ISBN-10: 0307276643
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publication Date: September 12th, 2006
Pages: 553
Language: English