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Senhora

3.42 of 5 stars 3.42  ·  rating details  ·  1,930 ratings  ·  30 reviews
A critique of marriage of convenience, Senhora clarifies universal truths as one-time lovers reconcile as husband and wife. The poor orphan Aurélia is devastated when her true love, Fernando, breaks their engagement for the financial rewards of a marriage of convenience to another. But Aurélia unexpectedly inherits a fortune and plans her revenge. Winning marriage to Ferna ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published March 29th 2006 by Luso-Brazilian Books (first published 1875)
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Béria
When I read Senhora for the first time, I had no idea it was such an important book both to Brazilian Literature and for Portuguese language as well.

I remember that - despite the fact I loved the end as a teen girl - it always felt "strange" after all the book development. After I got to read that wasn't supposed to end the way it did, and If the book had another ending, it would had replaced Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas as the opening book in Brazilian Realism Movement. I almost wish Alenca
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Mayra
I've read this book when I was fifteen, and to this day it has been one of my favorites. Aurelia is one of my most beloved heroines, siding closely with Lizzy Bennet and Matilda. The story is so effortless and strong, so timeless that it has inspired dozens of adaptations, not only here in Brazil, but abroad also.

And by the way, José de Alencar writes so beautifully it makes me proud to be Brazilian and speak Portuguese.
David Butter
Evitem. Nem por folclore.
Beatriz
5 estrelas pra mim por ter terminado
Wagner
Muito bom, achei engraçado tb. Não sabia que o José de Alencar fosse tão mordaz, os personagens se merecem :-)
Pedro Henrique
Talvez o melhor livro de José Alencar, "Senhora" traz aquele ranço de escola que muitos estudantes evitam a todo o custo. Contudo, uma vez acostumado com o estilo do autor, é um romance bastante delicado e belo. Vale a pena superar os preconceitos para reencontrar uma literatura que anda esquecida por nós, mas que tem o seu valor não só pelo seu valor histórico, mas também porque versa sobre temas universais.
Rodrigo Ferrari
"Isto que o senhor chama escravidão, não passa da violência que o forte exerce sobre o fraco; e nesse ponto todos somos mais ou menos escravos, da lei, da opinião, das conveniências, dos prejuízos; uns de sua pobreza, e outros de sua riqueza. Escravos verdadeiros, só conheço o tirano que os faz, é o amor..."
Booksarethebest
Este libro es uno de mis favoritos del Romanticismo de la Literatura Brasileña, ya que no siempre se ve a la mujer como protagonista de una venganza al "comprar" a su marido. Es una lectura obligada de crítica al matrimonio.
Faery
Este livro na minha opinião influenciou as novelas brasileiras de modo em geral

Sem mencionar a novela que foi feita literalmente baseada neste livro... eu vejo que o estilo brasileiro, a base das tramas das novelas são muito semelhantes a este livro e outros que foram publicados nesta época e tinham a mesma estrutura de romantismo.

A mocinha inocente se apaixona
pessoas não aceitam o relacionamento e se metem
a mocinha se revolta e se vinga
no final os dois pombinhos ficam juntos
não parece novela? p
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Nick
Jose de Alencar was evidently the great Brazilian novelist of the late nineteenth century. His work is a sober reminder that not all nineteenth century novelists with social consciences are Dickens, Flaubert or Tolstoy. "Senhora" is a denunciation of the importance of dowries, focussing on two individuals who make of their marriage a long fencing match regarding the intersection of love, power and money. The labored plotting that undermines much of nineteenth century fiction is much in evidence. ...more
Vinícius Farias
Além da grandeza da obra, sua virtude é trazer a esperança de que até mesmo um amor impossível pode dar certo.
Lea
Read it when I was still in school, would have liked it a lot more if the ending was different.
Renata Manzke rodriguez
Livro clássico da literatura brasileira. Extremamente romântico
Ana Lelis
It's a classic. And usually I dont't read this type of literaty. But I didn't read this fome because of the reading challenge or my teacher said me to do that. I was talking with my friend about brazilian classic and I recommend one for her and she recommend me this one. So It wasnt't an obrigation what it's good, so I've read just to know if i could like and yes, I liked. It's different, it's a little boring in a few times, but I enjoyed the story and you can understand better the society in th ...more
Mathias Luz
Romance muito bom!
Fabrício Araujo
Um belo romance que deve ser lido e relido inúmeras vezes.
Carmen
I know it is a classic and I remember my teacher saying we could not say it was a horrible book because not only it had stood the passing of time, but it was a portrait of Brazilian Society at the time it was written.

I still hate it! I wish "Senhora" would have had a back bone and married someone else. I give it two stars because unfortunately, I have endured worse books.
Rute Sousa
This is my favorite brazilian romance. It's about passion, love, revenge, redemption. Seems like a new adult, but written in 1875. I love this book and highly recommend.
Rafael Faria
Há uma genialidade na história, uma suavidade na narrativa e uma sofisticação de linguagem do autor que fazem da obra uma grande obra. Embora a melosidade e pedantismo do estilo romântico atrapalhe várias vezes.

O mais legal de ler José de Alencar é passar pelas mesmas ruas das histórias dele aqui no Rio de Janeiro. Todas tão aqui. Inteirinhas.
Maria Rolim
Maravilhoso, como se espera de um livro de José de Alencar. A reviravolta que toma o livro, apenas em suas páginas finais é revigorante. Uma obra muito importante não por representar o estilo romantico no Brasil, mas por despertar alegria, tristeza e até mesmo tontura com um amor tão simples.
Brasilianische Literatur
The usual romantic stuff: love x marriage of convenience; loss followed by revenge, followed by redemption. But Alencar knows his job, and creates a character, Aurelia, with some charm and personality.
Shamsh
Romantic to the bone, very well written, but I have to admit I read it at a very early age and wasn't mature enough to appreciate it.
Andreasuckow
Minha professora exigiu que eu lesse este livro. Nao me lembro muito da historia, apenas que eu nao podia por o livro de lado. Amei!
Suellen
When it comes to a José de Alencar's book, may i like it or not, I just cannot remember anything about it. Why is that?
Jamile
Gostei muito da história, apesar que o final foi um pouco previsível, mas muito bem escrito, recomendo.
Gabriela Magalhães
Leitura um pouco massante, mas típico romance.
Carol
O que dizer?
Literatura brasileira né!
Livia
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José Martiniano de Alencar was a Brazilian lawyer, politician, orator, novelist and dramatist. He is one of the most famous writers of the first generation of Brazilian Romanticism, writing historical, regionalist and Indianist romances — being the most famous The Guarani. He wrote some works under pen name Erasmo.
He is patron of the 23rd chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters.

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