Eleonora and Joseph. Passion, Tragedy, and Revolution in the Age of Enlightenment. A Novel.
Category:Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
Author:Julieta Almeida Rodrigues
- Publisher: Ebook it AND New Academia Publishing
- Publication Date: January 1, 1970
- Number of Pages: 212
- ISBN-13: 978-1-7348659-1-2
- ASIN: B08K3HGZYX
Julieta Almeida Rodrigues’ novel is a character-driven story
with an international setting that captures, with unwonted vividness, the
cultural, social, and political landscapes of eighteenth century Europe. The narrative
follows the story of two hard-working historical characters — Eleonora Fonseca
Pimentel, a poet and revolutionary figure with dreams of a republic inspired by
the French revolution and Joseph Correia de Serra, a diplomat and naturalist.
These two figures have experienced the thrill of love in their youth. When Eleonora
is imprisoned after the return of the monarchy, she pens down a memoir of
Joseph, a young man who loved and left her. As an adult, Joseph will discover
the memoir in Thomas Jefferson’s library.
This is a historical novel that follows the journey of two
illustrious characters while exploring the political and cultural revolutions
sweeping across Europe in the eighteenth century. The author’s gift for plot
and character shines through this beautifully written tale. The prose is not
just gorgeous but lyrical, leaving powerful sounds and fascinating imagery in
the minds of readers. The historical hints are ingeniously woven into the tale’s
fabric, the sophistication in character and the creativity with which the
conflict is imagined and executed will leave readers rooting for these
characters. Passion, conflict of ideologies, and vision are some of the
compelling themes that are deftly developed. Eleonora and Joseph: Passion, Tragedy, and Revolution in the Age of
Enlightenment offers a mesmerizing portrait of eighteenth century Europe
and transports readers to a time of great revolutions in Europe. The author’s
superior character portraits transform this narrative into a spellbinding
historical novel. The well-tuned sculpting of emotional tenor will evoke a strong
and favorable response for the characters.