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Gabriela, Clove And Cinnamon by  Jorge  translated by James L Taylor and William L Grossman Amado - Hardcover - Book of the Month Club Edition; 4th Printing - November, 1962 - from The Bookworm and Biblio.com

Gabriela, Clove And Cinnamon

by Amado, Jorge translated by James L Taylor and William L Grossman

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New York: Alfred A Knopf, November, 1962. Hardbound . Book of the Month Club Edition; 4th Printing. BINDING/CONDITION: olive cloth with blind stamped device on the front board, gilt spine text; a few tiny white spots near the bottom of the rear board, the cloth is faded along the top and bottom edges; a Good book, with a Fair dust jacket; the jacket is clipped at the top corner. Dust jacket art, binding and typography by Warren Chappell. Originally published in Portuguese in 1958; this American edition was first published September 12, 1962; this is the fourth printing from later that same year. 8vo (about 8.5 inches tall) 425 pages.

Jorge Amado—novelist, journalist, lawyer—was born in 1912, the son of a cacao planter, in Ilheus, south of Salvador, the provincial capital of Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon. His first novel, Cacao, was published when he was nineteen. It was an impassioned plea for social justice for the workers on Bahian cacao plantations; and his novels of the thirties and forties would continue to dramatize class struggle. Not until the 1950s did he write his great literary comic novels—Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon, and Dona Flor and her Two Husbands—which take aim at the full spectrum of society even as they pay ebullient tribute to the region of his birth. One of the most reknowned writers of the Latin American boom of the sixties, Amado has been translated into more than 35 languages. A highly successful film version of Dona Flor was produced in Brazil in 1976. He died in 2001.



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