Camilo Castelo Branco, Amor de Perdição
Livraria Moré – 1862


Synopsis
Love of Perdition, a masterpiece Camilo wrote in just two weeks, during his time in prison, is one of the greatest masterpieces of Portuguese literature. Inspired by his own misfortune, Camilo shares the love story of a young couple, Simão and Teresa. Although they belong to enemy families, the lovers find themselves drowning in a passion that knows only the limits of tragedy and fate.


Biography
Motherless from the first year of his life, and fatherless at the end of his first decade. Married at the age of 16, he lives in love until he falls in love with a woman who marries... with another, paving the way for their divine sin.
Just as Livraria Lello is "a Bookstore of its time", Camilo Castelo Branco has always been "an author of his time". Being popular, he was one of the first authors to be able to live only from his fruitful literary production. There are at least 137 titles, gathered in about 180 volumes, over a lifetime, from 1825 to 1890, which counted 65 years well lived. 


FunFacts
CAMILO WROTE MORE THAN 260 BOOKS
Between 1851 and 1890, Camilo wrote more than 260 books, making an average of six books per year.

LOVE OF PERDITION WAS WRITTEN IN 15 DAYS
Camilo Castelo Branco wrote Love of Perdition in only 15 days.

CAMILO ENDED UP IN JAIL FOR ADULTERY
Camilo met Ana Plácido in 1850, when she was already married to Manuel Pinheiro Alves, and lived a love story with her. The couple faced trial for their affair and ended up in jail for the crime of adultery.

CAMILO WAS BLIND AND STOPPED WRITING
At the end of his life, Camilo went blind and had to stop writing because of it.

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