Teodorico Raposo, the novel's anti-hero, is a master of deceit, one minute feigning devotion to his rich, pious aunt in order to inherit her money; the next, indulging in debauchery. Spurred on by the desire to please his aunt, and in order to get away from his unfaithful mistress, Teodorico embarks on a journey to the Holy Land in search of a holy relic. The resulting fiasco is a masterpiece of comic irony as religious bigotry and personal greed are mercilessly ridiculed.
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Review: The RelicUser Review - Nightingale_jt - Goodreads
To me it's the best Eça de Queirós' book I've read until now. The story is a really nice one and the ending is so funny and comic! I was expecting it, thow, 'cause I was familiar with Eça's writing ... Read full review