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O Monge de Cistér ou A Época de D. João I - Tomo II (O Monasticon #2)

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Romance histórico esboçado em 1840, mas publicado oito anos depois, que constitui o segundo volume do Monasticon, retomando, portanto, a problemática ético-religiosa do celibato que já inspirara Eurico, o Presbítero. A intriga, que decorre no reinado de D. João I, em pleno período de convulsões políticas, gira em torno de Frei Vasco, um cavaleiro que se fez monge, mas em q ...more
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Published by Livraria Bertrand (first published 1848)
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Quando [...] appareceu O Monge de Cistér, o romance historico não existia em Portugal. Foi Herculano que o vulgarisou [...] Quem lê os romances d'Herculano não póde procurar n'elles nem a analyse da vida, nem mesmo o estudo exacto da epoca em que se passam. O poeta triumpha sempre e, se aqui e ali, apparece o historiador--ou melhor o cerebro transbordando de conhecimentos historicos e obrigado a revelal-os em tudo quanto escrevesse--o visualisador sempre nos arrasta e empolga com as suas illusõe ...more
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Alexandre Herculano de Carvalho e Araújo was a Portuguese novelist and historian. Born of humble stock, his grandfather was a foreman stonemason in the royal employ.

Privation had made a man of him, and in his works he proves himself a poet of deep feeling and considerable power of expression. The stirring incidents in the political emancipation of Portugal inspired his muse, and he describes the b
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