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José Maria Eça Queirós (1845 - 1900)

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José Maria "Carlos Fradique Mendes" Eça Queirós aka de Eça de Queirós
Born in Póvoa de Varzim, Kingdom of Portugalmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Jun 2018
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José Maria de Eça de Queirós was born in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal on the 25th of November 1845.[1] He was the illegitimate son of José Maria de Almeida Teixeira de Queirós and Carolina Augusta Pereira d'Eça.[1]

José is considered to be 'one of the greatest Portuguese novelists.'[1]

Literary Works

  • Barbarous texts (a series of prose poems)
  • The Mystery of the Sintra Road written in 1870 in collaboration with Ramalho Ortigão
  • The Relic written circa 1870, published 1887
  • The Sin of Father Amaro his first realist novel, 1875
  • The Sin of Father Amaro second volume, 1876
  • Cousin Bazilio 1878
  • Letters from England in the Lisbon daily at first, later published in book form
  • The Maias his masterpiece, 1888


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. José Maria de Eça de Queirós: Portuguese Novelist as viewed on
  2. Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian, 23 December 2000, Pick of the week, viewable on
  • José Maria de Eça de Queirós on Wikipedia.

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