Camilo Castelo Branco cover

photo credits: CC-PD-Mark

Camilo Castelo Branco

19th-century Portuguese writer

1825   -   1890

movement: Romanticism
country of citizenship: Portugal
native language: Portuguese
educated at: University of Porto
occupation: writer, translator, playwright, poet, historian
www.camilocastelobranco.org

Camilo Castelo Branco,1st Viscount of Correia Botelho (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐˈmilu kɐʃˈtɛlu ˈbɾɐ̃ku]; 16 March 1825 – 1 June 1890), was a prolific Portuguese writer of the 19th century, having produced over 260 books (mainly novels, plays and essays). His writing is considered original in that it combines the dramatic and sentimental spirit of Romanticism with a highly personal combination of sarcasm, bitterness and dark humour. He is also celebrated for his peculiar wit and anecdotal character, as well as for his turbulent (and ultimately tragical) life. His writing, which is centred in the local and the picturesque and is in a general sense affiliated with the Romantic tradition, is often regarded in contrast to that of Eça de Queiroz – a cosmopolitan dandy and a fervorous proponent of Realism, who was Camilo's literary contemporary in spite of being 20 years younger. In this tension between Camilo and Eça – often dubbed by critics the literary guerrilla – many have interpreted a synthesis of the two great tendencies present in the Portuguese literature of the 19th century. Allegations that he was initiated in Freemasonry in 1846, are somewhat contradictory as there are indications that, around the same time, during the Revolution of Maria da Fonte, he fought in favor of the Miguelists as "helper to the orders of the Scottish General Reinaldo MacDonell", who was active in the revived Order of Saint Michael of the Wing precisely to combat Masonry. Similarly, much of his literature demonstrates his ideals of legitimism and as a conservative and Catholic traditionalist.
Read more or edit on Wikipedia

works

19

Mistérios de Lisboa

book by Camilo Castelo Branco

author: Camilo Castelo Branco

Amor de Perdição

book by Camilo Castelo Branco

author: Camilo Castelo Branco

1862

Amor de Salvação

book by Camilo Castelo Branco

author: Camilo Castelo Branco

Coração, Cabeça e Estômago

book by Camilo Castelo Branco

author: Camilo Castelo Branco

Doze Casamentos Felizes

book by Camilo Castelo Branco

author: Camilo Castelo Branco

Estrelas Propícias

book by Camilo Castelo Branco

author: Camilo Castelo Branco

Eusébio Macário

book by Camilo Castelo Branco

author: Camilo Castelo Branco

Livro Negro do Padre Dinis

book by Camilo Castelo Branco

author: Camilo Castelo Branco

Memórias do Cárcere

book by Camilo Castelo Branco

author: Camilo Castelo Branco

A Bruxa de Monte Córdova

book by Camilo Castelo Branco

author: Camilo Castelo Branco

Welcome on Inventaire

the library of your friends and communities
learn more
Feedback
you are offline