THE WAGER


THE WAGER

MACHADO DE ASSIS    Book Number: 80949    Product format: Paperback

Brazil's finest novelist completed 'The Wager' in the very last year of his life. The tale of a retired diplomat who becomes obsessed with a young widow, it is a story of broken dreams, love and obsession and is comparable with Stendhal. Returning to his native Rio after many years abroad, Aries is captivated by a young widow whom he sees praying at her husband's graveside. But the Brazil that he remembers from his youth is changing fast and a new era is dawning with events such as the coming of the railway and the abolition of slavery. The future belongs to a younger generation, to men like Tristao, the doctor and political candidate who also happens to be an admirer of the beautiful Fidelia. The author published more than 200 short stories and nine novels and was a founder of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. 165pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9780720612301
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