An edition of Del amor y otros demonios (1994)

Of Love and Other Demons (Vintage International)

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An edition of Del amor y otros demonios (1994)

Of Love and Other Demons (Vintage International)

  • 4.33 ·
  • 6 Ratings
  • 77 Want to read
  • 4 Currently reading
  • 9 Have read

From the Nobel Prize-winning author of Love in the Time of Cholera, a startling new novel — the story of a doomed love affair between an unruly copper-haired girl and the bookish priest sent to oversee her exorcism.

Of Love and Other Demons is set in a South American seaport in the colonial era, a time of viceroys and bishops, enlightened men and Inquisitors, saints and lepers and pirates. Sierva Maria, only child of a decaying noble family, has been raised in the slaves' courtyard of her father's cobwebbed mansion while her mother succumbs to fermented honey and cacao on a faraway plantation. On her twelfth birthday the girl is bitten by a rabid dog, and even as the wound is healing she is made to endure therapies indistinguishable from tortures. Believed, finally, to be possessed, she is brought to a convent for observation. And into her cell stumbles Father Cayetano Delaura, the Bishop's protege, who has already dreamed about a girl with hair trailing after her like a bridal train; who is already moved by this kicking, spitting, emaciated creature strapped to a stone bed. As he tends to her with holy water and sacramental oils, Delaura feels "something immense and irreparable" happening to him. It is love, "the most terrible demon of all." And it is not long before Sierra Maria joins him in his fevered misery.

Unsettling and indelible, Of Love and Other Demons haunts us with its evocation of an exotic world while it treats, majestically the most universal experiences known to woman and man.

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Vintage
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English
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160

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Cover of: Del amor y otros demonios
Del amor y otros demonios
2012, Grupo Editorial Norma
Cover of: Of Love and Other Demons (Vintage International)
Of Love and Other Demons (Vintage International)
June 10, 2008, Vintage
Paperback in English
Cover of: Of love and other demons
Of love and other demons
2008, Vintage International
in English - 1st Vintage International ed.
Cover of: Del amor y otros demonios
Del amor y otros demonios
2003, Circula de Lectores
Hardcover in Spanish
Cover of: Del amor y otros demonios
Del amor y otros demonios
2000 01, Mondadori
Paperback in Spanish - 2nd edition
Cover of: Of Love and Other Demons
Of Love and Other Demons
1995, Alfred A. Knopf, Knopf, Distributed by Random House
Hardcover in English - 1st American edition
Cover of: De l'amour et autres demons
De l'amour et autres demons: roman
1995, Grasset
in French
Cover of: De l'amour et autres démons.
De l'amour et autres démons.
1995, Le Livre de Poche, Livre de Poche
in French
Cover of: Del amor y otros demonios
Del amor y otros demonios
1994, Penguin Books
Paperback in Spanish - 1st Penguin Books U.S. edition (3)
Cover of: Von der Liebe und anderen Dämonen
Von der Liebe und anderen Dämonen: Roman
1994, Kiepenheuer & Witsch
Hardcover in German - 1. Auflage

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Library of Congress
PQ8180.17.A73 D4513 2008

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Paperback
Number of pages
160

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OL11586047M
Internet Archive
ofloveotherdemon0000garc
ISBN 10
1400034922
ISBN 13
9781400034925
LCCN
2008276141
OCLC/WorldCat
181599978
Goodreads
2135793

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