José Maria de Eça de Queirós was born in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal on the 25th of November 1845. He was the illegitimate son of José Maria de Almeida Teixeira de Queirós and Carolina Augusta Pereira d'Eça.
José is considered to be 'one of the greatest Portuguese novelists.'
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