realist style.Zola considered him to be far greater than Flaubert. The London Observer critics rank him with Dickens, Balzac and Tolstoy. Eça never officially rejected Catholicism, but was very critical of the Catholic Church of his time, and of Christianity in general (also Protestant churches) as is evident in some of his novels.
He used the old-fashioned spelling "Eça de Queiroz" and this is the form that appears on many editions of his works; the modern standard Portuguese spelling is "Eça de Queirós". More...
Thank you very much for it,Ana :) It reminds me of the queen Agatha Christie detective hero Hercule Poirot :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hercule_Poirot
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