Signs of Fire

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Carcanet, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 516 pages
Signs of Fire is set in Portugal at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. Jorge is a young student on holiday with his uncle in the resort of Figueira da Foz. His uncle shelters two Spaniards, fugitives from the police. Portugal supports Franco: the two men if captured would be returned to certain death.
Jorge joins his usual summer crowd of friends. Some of them plot to steal a boat, rescue the Spaniards and smuggle them out of Portugal to join up with the Republicans. Jorge falls in love with Mercedes, the sister of a conspirator, but she is engaged to Almeida, a sailor co-opted to pilot the boat to Spain.

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Contents

Section 1
13
Section 2
24
Section 3
34
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Jorge De Sena held various chairs, notably that of Portuguese Literature at the University of California.

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