By Errol Lincoln Uys
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Publish yr note: First released in 1986
Brazil is a spellbinding saga on a very epic scale that brings to existence Brazil and her history.
It is the 1st paintings of fiction to depict 5 centuries of an exceptional nation's striking heritage, its evolution from colony to country, from empire to fashionable republic. With a beautiful solid of actual and fictional characters, the tale unfolds in South the US, Africa and Europe.
Two strong households dominate this amazing novel. The Cavalcantis are one of the unique settlers and determine the vintage Brazilian planation -- colossal, robust, equipped with slave exertions. The da Silvas symbolize the second one point in either modern and ancient Brazil: pathfinders and prospectors. For generations, those adventurers have their eyes set on El Dorado, which they eventually locate -- in a espresso fazenda at Sao Paulo.
Brazil is an intensely human tale -- brutal and violent, delicate and passionate. Perilous explorations throughout the Brazilian wilderness...the perpetual conflict of pioneer and Indian, visionary and fortune hunter, grasp and slave, zealot and exploiter...the thunder of conflict on land and sea as ecu powers and South American international locations pursue their territorial conquests...the triumphs and tragedies of a those that equipped a kingdom masking part the South American continent ... all are right here in a single spell-binding saga.
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