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Mão e a Luva

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By: (1839-1908)

"Mão e a Luva" by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis is a delightful novel that explores themes of love, friendship, and societal expectations in 19th-century Brazil. The story follows the lives of two main characters, Guiomar and Estêvão, as they navigate the complexities of relationships and social norms.

Machado de Assis's writing is elegant and thought-provoking, drawing the reader into the intricate web of emotions and choices that the characters face. The author expertly weaves together humor, drama, and romance, creating a compelling narrative that keeps the reader engaged from beginning to end.

One of the strengths of the novel is the depth of the characters, who are portrayed with nuance and complexity. Guiomar is a strong and independent woman who challenges traditional gender roles, while Estêvão is a sensitive and introspective man struggling to find his place in the world. Their interactions are both heartwarming and heart-wrenching, making the reader feel deeply invested in their fates.

Overall, "Mão e a Luva" is a beautifully written novel that offers both entertainment and insight into human nature. Machado de Assis's timeless storytelling and keen observations make this book a worthwhile read for fans of classic literature and romance alike.

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A mão e a luva, romance publicado em 1874, é considerado por parte da crítica como um dos melhores de Machado de Assis, possivelmente o melhor romancista da literatura brasileira. A história de Guiomar, jovem ambiciosa, afilhada de uma baronesa, que deve escolher entre três homens qual deles oferece melhores vantagens em um casamento, é lida como uma análise da sociedade ambiciosa e da falsa inocência.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - March 28, 2021
Subject: Agradecimento
A moça coloca emoção e entonação nos personagens e falas, muito excelente parabéns

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