Les Lusiades (Os Lusíadas in the original Portuguese version) is an epic poem by Luís de Camões, probably completed in 1556 but published in 1572, three years after his return from India.
Like the Iliad or the Odyssey for Ancient Greece or the Aeneid for Rome, Les Lusiades is a work intended to tell and glorify the birth and destiny of the Portuguese nation and Empire.
This poem is considered the most important work of the Portuguese literary heritage, both for its literary qualities and for the patriotism it promoted. It ranks first on the List of 50 Essential Works of Portuguese Literature established in 2016 by the prestigious Diário de Notícias.
A very lovely set often found at prestigious auction houses.
This is the translation from Portuguese by Mr Duperron de Castera.
All three books are in excellent condition inside and the binding is good with slightly ragged corners.
Good luck at auction.
- Aantal boeken
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Luis de Camoes
- La Lusiade du Camoens. Poeme heroique sur la découverte des Indes Orientales
- Zeer Goed
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Eerste druk in dit formaat
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Nion à Paris
- 17×10 cm