AMADO, Jorge

Home Is The Sailor

New York: Knopf, 1964

8vo, pp. 298. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt on front panel and spine. Leading edge uncut, top edge stained green. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper, with very light wear to spine ends, and a single small closed tear to bottom edge of front panel.

First English-language edition.
Perhaps best-known to an Anglophone audience as the writer behind the film Dona Flor And Her Two Husbands, Brazilian Jorge Amado [1912-2001] published his first novel in 1931, and over the next seventy years chronicled Brazilian life at all levels, often placing ordinary men and women at the heart of his stories. This, combined with his salty, sexy and readily accessible style, brought him a huge and faithful readership both at home and abroad, his work being translated into more than forty languages. Alfred Knopf was one of Amado's early champions in the English-speaking world, and published several of his books.

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