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Bento Santiago, the wildly unreliable narrator of Dom Casmurro, believes that he has been cuckolded—he suspects that his wife has cheated on him with his best friend and that her child is not his. Has Capitú, his love since childhood, really been unfaithful to him? Or is the evidence of her betrayal merely the product of a paranoid mind? First published in 1900, Dom Casmu

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Paperback, 263 pages
Published September 15th 2009 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published 1899)
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Lizzy
I read Machado de Assis's Dom Casmurro so many years back that if it was not for its splendor I might have forgotten it, but a brief revist was enough to remind me why I fell perilously in love with it. One of Brazil's literature masterpieces without doubt.

Love, jealousy and betrayal are the central themes of Dom Casmurro. If it reminds you of Othello or Madame Bovary, you are not too far off the mark. But, at the same time, it could not be more different. The novel is a memoir told in the firs
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Greg
May 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Oh, Google you have failed me. I wanted to find a nice list of books written in 1900, or at least in 1899. I failed though.

In 1899 though Nabokov, Hemingway and EB White were all born.

Henry James was somewhere between Turn of the Screw and Wings of the Dove in these years. Mark Twain was still kicking around. The Way of All Flesh was about this time, so was The Awakening by Chopin... I was hoping this list would sound better. But this list will do.

Nothing against any of these authors or their
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Dom Casmurro (Realistic trilogy #3), Machado de Assis
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: دوازدهم نوامبر سال 2011 میلادی
عنوان: دن کاسمورو؛ نویسنده: ماشادو د آسیس؛ مترجم: عبدالله کوثری؛ تهران، نشر نی، 1389، در 347 ص؛ شابک: 9789641851219؛ کتاب از متن انگلیسی برگردان شده؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان برزیلی قرن 19 م
دن کاسمورو؛ رمانی نوشته ی: ماشادو د آسیس؛ نویسنده ی برزیلی ست، که برخی آن را برترین رمان در ادبیات برزیل به شمار میآورند. این کتاب در کنار دو کتاب: «خاطرات پس از مرگ براس کوباس»؛ و «کینکاس بوربا»؛ از مهمتر
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Teresa
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: n-brasil, e5, l-500bb
Capítulo 99 (de 148):
"A leitora, que é minha amiga e abriu este livro com o fim de descansar da cavatina de ontem para a valsa de hoje, quer fechá-lo às pressas, ao ver que beiramos um abismo. Não faça isso, querida, eu mudo de rumo."

Foi assim, com este jeitinho meigo e divertido, que Machado de Assis me prendeu durante horas a Dom Casmurro - poucas vezes fechei o livro entre a primeira e a última página.

Como quase todos os romances, Dom Casmurro é uma história de amor, acrescida de ciúme e de
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Deepthi
Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Why you should read this novel?
Reasons are not listed in order of importance.

1. This novel is written by Señor Machado de Assis, one of the most-loved Brazilian writers (I can understand why!).

2. The narrator is unreliable, and we as readers know how interesting they could be. Saying Bentinho is interesting would be an understatement.

3. Each chapter starts with a cool title. To name a few: "Idea without legs and idea without arms", "Shake your head, reader", "In which is explained the explained"
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Carmo
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: brasil, my-bib
Um livro tudo, menos óbvio. Machado de Assis orienta o leitor por caminhos que podem ser enganosos. Um único ponto de vista por parte de um narrador nada confiável que desde o início da história, ainda uma criança, ostenta características de um ser inseguro e desconfiado. Logo aqui começa a levar-nos à descrença e a encaminhar-nos no sentido de duvidarmos de todas as evidências por si apontadas. Não havendo provas nem outros pontos de vista, a dúvida dele é a nossa certeza, e Bentinho diagnostic ...more
Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly
I do not know how to review this novel. Reading it was like watching a great chess master play, or like when he shows you a great game he has played. Move by move, you watch, mesmerized. Narrated in the first person, he even teases you every now and then: go here and see this beauty; go back several moves, recall the logic of what has happened; no, could this be really the meaning of what went before? But this is not a mystery novel. There is no crime to solve. Or maybe there is, but one can't ...more
Alex
Dom Casmurro is about a lifelong love affair in which one person betrays the other; the mystery is who has done the betraying. The narrator doubles back on himself, loses track of his thoughts, lies both to us and to himself, and generally mucks everything up in a series of short,sharp chapters with titles like "Let us proceed to the chapter" and "Let us enter the chapter." Machado de Assis is apparently Brazil's best-loved author and an antecedent of the magical realist style, and I'd never hea ...more
K.D. Absolutely
Jan 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to K.D. by: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (2006-2012)
My arms and my hands were practically shaking yesterday while I was in the last 50 pages of this book. One of those novels with perfect denouement. I immediately sent a text message to my brother (who gave this 5 stars) and our friend (who wants to borrow this book so I had to squeeze this in to my already tight queue of to-be-read books) telling them how beautiful this book was. I am glad I forced myself to read this now. I also told them that I was planning to dislike this book to avenge Rober ...more
Leola
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, fiction
I adored this novel.

First published in 1900, and set in Rio de Janeiro during the latter-half of the 19th century, it follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of Bento Santiago, otherwise known by his pseudonym of 'Dom Casmurro.' From the outset that pseudonym reveals a lot about our narrator, and the melancholic and suspicious nature which fuels much of his story.

Love ranks highly in this novel, surpassed only by the jealousy which often goes with it, and here Machado appears as a master of the n
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Oziel Bispo
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reler dom casmurro foi um grande prazer..
que livro delicioso de se ler com seus capítulos curtos e adoráveis , ,Machado de Assis tem um jeitinho especial de escrever que nos cativa, seu jeito de interagir com o leitor é um recurso fantástico. ..A história também ajuda , uma grande história de amor com todos os ingredientes peculiares possíveis ; ciumes, promessas e talvez traição! O grande mistério ainda persiste não dá saber se realmente Capitu traiu Bentinho, cada leitor terá sua interpretação
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Paulo Hora
Oct 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fui um pouco casmurro e demorei mais de um ano a pegar neste livro, desde que o comprei.

Mal comecei a ler, percebi que estava perante uma obra invulgar. Além de uma narração esplêndida (quase perfeita, diria mesmo), o livro vai-nos abrindo portas aos poucos e poucos. Vai-nos fazendo desconfiar. Depois começamos a desconfiar da nossa desconfiança.

Tem também, em muitas passagens, um tom irónico e o próprio ambiente naquela família é digno de caricatura.

Neste último ano, felizmente, li muitos livro
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Whitaker
Dec 31, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Cuckold: A man whose wife has committed adultery, often regarded as an object of scorn.

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-ey’d monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on; that cuckold lives in bliss
Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger;
But, O! what damned minutes tells he o’er
Who dotes, yet doubts; suspects, yet soundly loves!
- Othello, Act III Scene iii, lines 91-196

When tears come down like fallin' rain
You'll toss around and call my name
You'll walk the floor the
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Ana

Dom Casmurro é (a alcunha de) Bento Santiago, um advogado entre a meia e a terceira idade, que é também o narrador desta história. Como nos é revelado logo no início, a sua alcunha provém dos seus "hábitos reclusos e calados". Mas nem sempre Bento Santiago teve esses hábitos como o próprio nos conta. De família abastada, Bentinho (como era conhecido na infância e juventude) teve uma infância feliz, brincando com sua vizinha Capitolina (Capitu), acabando essa amizade por evoluir para outro tipo d
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Hugo
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Clube dos Clássicos Vivos

"O mais decisivo que se pode afirmar sobre a obra é que, logo que se acaba de ler, fica-se com vontade de a reler. Quantas obras há assim?" Helder Guégués
Carolina Paiva
Já considero este livro como um indispensável na estante. Perfeito para leitores mais experientes como para quem ainda não se apaixonou pela literatura. É cativante pela sua simplicidade e tom intimista. Foi assim que Machado chegou ao meu coração e ocupou um lugar nos preferidos.

E agora?

Agora vou continuar a conhecer a obra do autor, parece-me que com Machado não há que enganar: é sempre uma boa aposta. As páginas viram-se, o livro termina mas o sentimento de aconchego permanece.

Aqui coloco ví
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Aubrey
3.5/5
There might be some exaggeration in this; but that's the way with human discourse, a mixture of the overblown and the undersized, which make up for each other, and in the end level out.
It's fitting that a review of a book whose overarching theme is of fickle memory must also do battle with that particularly slippery titan of an abstract concept. On the one hand, who knows how long it would have taken me to come across this work had the splendorifous skull of Epitaph of a Small Winner, or
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Claudia
Machado de Assis é um escritor brasileiro, considerado um dos melhores contistas do seu País. Nunca tinha lido nada, apesar de integrar todas as listas de autores para ler antes de morrer. Posso agora respirar de alívio com esta minha falha. Não podia ter sido uma experiência literária melhor ou mais surpreendente.

O livro "Dom Casmurro" foi editado em 1900. Pensava que ia encontrar uma narrativa descritiva e aborrecida, acabei por encontrar o oposto. Machado Assis conseguiu criar uma obra que n
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Leslie
I took 1/2 star off my rating for this Kindle edition due to formatting problems (such as it not keeping words intact - for example, the word not might have the no at the end of a line and the t at the beginning of the next line!) & there were some strange translation choices as well. I was glad to be able to get this Brazilian classic (in English) for free from www.ebook.visitbrasil.com but had to chuckle at times to the blatant tourism propaganda in some of the notes included. For example, ...more
Stephen
Jan 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HEADLINE: Did Escobar and Capitu commit adultery or not? (Answer at the end of this review.)



Dom Casmurro is a startling book. How can a book published in 1899 seem so contemporary in style and content? I still ponder this. One requires only a bit of scene setting in the Brazil of the 19th Century from some other source in order to get in the swing of this novel very quickly. John Gledson's Foreword to the Library of Latin America's edition does just that. He is also the translator.

This is a fict
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Cristina Gaspar
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Leitura deliciosa para o Clube dos Clássicos Vivos! Machado de Assis entrou para a lista de autores de que tenho de ler a obra toda! Um clássico, fabuloso, de escrita fluída, sempre em diálogo com o leitor e com muita emoção! Dor, ciúme, alegrias ou solidão, sentimos tudo como se fossemos o bentinho.
Rita
Jul 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1001btrbyd
Como é um dos clássicos da literatura brasileira resolvi fazer uma pequena pesquisa sobre o autor. Para além da Wikipédia que traz um artigo interessante também visitei o site do Governo Brasileiro sobre o autor, e que disponibiliza a totalidade das obras em PDF.

A minha edição, brasileira, traz imensas notas de apoio à leitura o que auxilia, e muito, a leitura e contextualização de certas referências. É uma pena que a letra seja tão pequenininha e a diagramação não seja das melhores. No final, u
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Sherry
Nov 12, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Bruno França
May 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clássico obrigatório.
Como não se deliciar com esse belíssimo clássico da nossa literatura?
Não tenho vergonha de assumir que me encantei com este livro.
Sim, o livro é excelente, desde a forma como o eu lírico vai estabelenco um contato com a própria obra e com o leitor, até o modo com que a história vai te puxando até o final.
Para aqueles que se interessam pela história do Brasil, ''Dom Casmurro'' te leva ao período do Brasil Império de um jeito simples e encantador.
Bom, agora vamos à minha opini
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Το Άσχημο Ρύζι Καρολίνα
Λοιπόν δυστυχώς θα πρέπει να το αφήσω για την ώρα. Το βιβλίο και η ιστορία είναι - όσο έχω διαβασει τουλάχιστον υπέροχα. Είναι ένα πανέξυπνο, πανέμορφο, αριστουργηματικό έργο. Αλλά η συγκεκριμένη μετάφραση είναι κακή. Πάρα πολύ κακή. Τύπου έχω ένα λόουερ και γράφω στα αγγλικά. Δεν γίνεται έτσι δουλειά. Δεν βγάζω νόημα. Κι επειδή δεν μπορώ να βρω κάποια καλή αγγλική μετάφραση πχ της Helen Caldwell ή του John Gledson θα το αφήσω για την ώρα, αφού μάλιστα έμαθα ένα ενδιαφέρον νέο. Η Μαρία Παπαδημα ...more
Maria João
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
9,5 de 10*

Não podia ter tido melhor estreia, na leitura de um autor clássico, brasileiro e mundialmente conhecido - Machado de Assis. "Dom Casmurro" é um livro delicioso. Uma vez mais fui surpreendida por uma escrita de séculos passados, mais precisamente de 1899. No lugar de uma escrita pesada e séria encontrei uma escrita irónica e muito divertida.

Comentário completo em:
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Rita
Opinião brevemente.
Tony
Aug 07, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Machado de Assis. DOM CASMURRO. (1899; this ed. 1994). ****. This is a novel that I have seen on bookshelves for the past fifty years and have been avoiding for just as long. In the many editions I’ve seen, it has always been proclaimed as “the masterpiece” for Brazil’s “greatest novelist.” The thought of a novel from turn of the century Brazil never really appealed to me, but it turns out that I was pleasantly surprised when I finally did read it. The novel was first published in Paris in 1899 ...more
Carlos Silva
E eis que o fim chega a todos, é tão reconfortante ler romances que retratam costumes antigos, acho até que os melhores livros de história são os romances, tantos pequenos detalhes, tantas manias das personagens, tantas paisagens maravilhosas de se imaginar, e eis nesse livro tudo isso.

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Mary Soderstrom
Jul 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Don't know whether I would have read this book had I not taken a Portuguese course as part of my continuing work on Portugal and the continuing influence of the Portuguese around the world. But this classic novel by a 19th century autodidact and grandson of a slave was required reading.

What a delight! The narrator is an old and crotchety member of the elite of Rio da Janeiro in the 1860s to 1880s. He expects us to take at face value his tale--of how he had been promised to the priesthood at birt
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Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, often known as Machado de Assis, Machado, or Bruxo do Cosme Velho, (June 21, 1839, Rio de Janeiro—September 29, 1908, Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazilian novelist, poet, playwright and short story writer. He is widely regarded as the most important writer of Brazilian literature. However, he did not gain widespread popularity outside Brazil in his own lifetime.
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“Mas a saudade é isto mesmo; é o passar e repassar das memórias antigas” 35 likes
“Lovers' language, give me an exact and poetic comparison to say what those eyes of Capitu were like. No image comes to mind that doesn't offend against the rules of good style, to say what they were and what they did to me. Undertow eyes? Why not? Undertow. That's the notion that the new expression put in my head. They held some kind of mysterious, active fluid, a force that dragged one in, like the undertow of a wave retreating from the shore on stormy days. So as not to be dragged in, I held onto anything around them, her ears, her arms, her hair spread about her shoulders; but as soon as I returned to the pupils of her eyes again, the wave emerging from them grew towards me, deep and dark, threatening to envelop me, draw me in and swallow me up.” 23 likes
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