Teodorico Raposo, the novel's lascivious anti-hero is a master of deceit; one minute feigning devotion in front of 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, he 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