Castelo Branco, Camilo

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Castelo Branco, Camilo


(full name, Camilo Ferreira Botelho Castelo Branco). Born Mar. 16, 1825, in Lisbon; died June 1, 1890, in San Miguel de Seide. Portuguese author.

Castelo Branco’s early romantic works were Agostinho de Ceuta (1851); the play Thorns and Flowers (1857); the novels Anathema (1851), Lisbon Secrets (1854), and The Black Book ofFather Dennis (1855), all of which portray the life of the urban lower class; and the autobiographical novel Doomed Love (1862). Realistic tendencies appear in the novella, A Worthy Man (1856) and his comedy of everyday life Fafe the Firstborn in Lisbon (1861) and are more clearly evident in Stories of the Minho (1875–77).


Obras, vols. 1–3. Rio de Janeiro, 1953–54.


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