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  • Published: 24 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9780143106371
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $29.99

The Violent Land


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From the foremost Brazilian novelist of the twentieth century: an exotic tale of greed, madness, and seduction set in Brazil's lush, cocoa-growing forests.

From the foremost Brazilian novelist of the twentieth century: an exotic tale of greed, madness, and seduction set in Brazil's lush, cocoa-growing forests.
Two powerful families scheme to control Brazil's cocoa bounty in this epic novel that does for Brazil's cocoa rush what Upton Sinclair's Oil! does for the early days of California oil prospecting.  With its cast of assassins, gamblers, opportunists, and beautiful women, The Violent Land is an unbridled adventure novel set among the power dealers of Brazil's most profitable and coveted natural resources.
'Passionate and supremely moving . . . A big, brawling novel . . . Everything in it is on a heroic scale.' The New York Times
'No other of my books is as dear to me; in it lie my roots; it is of the blood from which I was created.' Jorge Amado, from the Foreword

  • Pub date: 24 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9780143106371
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $29.99

About the Author

Jorge Amado

Jorge Amado was one of the greatest Brazilian writers of the twentieth century. His twenty-one novels are distinguished by a passionate concern for social justice and a tender but exuberant vision of the comedy of life. They have been translated into forty-six languages and published in sixty countries. He died in August 2001, aged 88.

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