The Diary of "Helena Morley"
First published in 1942 in an edition of 2000 copies with the idea of amusing the author's family and friends, this diary soon gained a reputation in literary circles in Rio de Janeiro, and by 1952 has been reissued three times. The diary was actually kept by a girl between the ages of 12 and 15, in the far-off town of Diamantina from 1893-95. 'Helena Morley' was the pseudonym of Senhora Augusto Mario Caldeira Brant, who took the names from her English father's family. She later became well known and much loved in Rio society.
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The various introductions to this book ended up interesting me more than then book itself. To be fair, it was not written for me as an audience. If you are interested in turn-of-the century Brazil, or ... Read full review