Jorge Amado: Gabriela, cravo e canela [Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon]

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Gabriela, cravo e canela [Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon] (1958) is the twelfth published work of Brazilian novelist Jorge Amado (1912-2001). It was widely popular in Brazil at the time of its publication, selling out its initial printing of twenty thousand copies in two weeks. It was subsequently translated into dozens of languages, and received five literary awards in Brazil in 1959, including the prestigious Prêmio Machado de Assis from the Instituto Nacional do Livro.

Set in the Bahian town of São Jorge dos Ilhéus in 1925, Gabriela, cravo e canela depicts the lives of the townspeople through a seasonal harvest of cacao, and treats topics such as interracial love, marriage,…

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Corwin, Jay. "Gabriela, cravo e canela". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 August 2010
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