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Camillo Castello-Branco (1825–1890)

Castello-Branco, Camillo (käs-tel’lo bränk’ō). A notable Portuguese novelist and poet; born in Lisbon, March 16, 1825; died at San Miguel de Seïde, June 1, 1890. He is the most popular of the modern romancists of Portugal, and at the same time the most national in tone, spirit, and form. Realism characterizes his numerous novels (over 100); the best known being: ‘Love of Perdition’ (1862); ‘The Marquis of Torres Novas’; ‘Brilliants from Brazil.’ All of them are genuine pictures of Portuguese life. Among his poetic compositions, the collection published under the title ‘A Book’ (1854) holds the first place.