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di Laurentino The Flight of the Emperor, subtitled How a Weak Prince, a Mad Queen, and the British Navy Tricked Napoleon and. Laurentino Gomes (born in Maringá, Paraná) is a Brazilian journalist and writer. He is best known as the author of the trilogy of books that cover the history of Brazil and Portugal during the 19th century. He has already released two of the three books: , about the transfer of. Nonfiction by Laurentino Gomes At the end of the summer of , exactly years ago, an unusual event took place as the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro.

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Its problems were its humidity, garbage, and the residents’ lack of manners.

Want to Read saving…. I particularly consider this one a history book.

The book depicts the royal family as inelegant in appearance; Portugal’s King Joao VI is described as overweight, filthy, greasy, obese, with a dead look in his eyes. InNapoleon crowned himself emperor of the French. Gomes has won the prestigious Jabuti Prize, Brazil’s highest literary honor, four times, and the Brazilian Academy of Letters selected as the nation’s best work of nonfiction the year it was published.

Oct 08, Fabio Caiut rated it really liked it. The Flight of the Emperor”This vivid portrait of an unkempt, self-preserving king provides insight into the obscure history of Brazil.

by Laurentino Gomes , Andrew Nevins | Kirkus Reviews

In the mornings, hundreds of them would go to fetch water from the fountain at the Carioca Aqueduct, which they transported in barrels similar to the ones they used to carry excrement down to the beach laurentinno the late afternoon. This is an Advance Reading Copy and won’t be on sale till Sepember of this year according to the Author, Laurentino Gomes, that’s what the front cover says anyway.


In the end of Marchit was announced that Globo Livros would be editing his third book,which is due to be released in the second half of Regarding the work, Gomes says: Oct 11, Morgan Turbo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Views Read Edit View history. The most distant regions were explored and mapped.

Rio de JaneiroBrazil Brazil May 05, Maria Petrova rated it it was amazing. I just wrote the correct Review for the Inglish version.

Of how, in less than a century, a colony harbours a court, becomes independent as the only tropical empire in the world and ends it up as a republic. In Rua Direita became the first street to have numbered houses and two-way traffic with designated lanes. It was also his responsibility to police the streets, issue passports, keep an eye on foreigners, inspect the sanitary conditions of slave holding areas, and provide housing for the new inhabitants that the city received with the arrival of the court.

Retrieved 23 September Even more complicated was finding housing for the court’s thousands-strong entourage, who had recently arrived in the still relatively small city of only 60, inhabitants. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Crossing the Atlantic had been an adventure replete with hardship and suffering. There was a problem adding your email address. One more thing, this book paurentino appeal to anyone, not necessary Brazilian or Portuguese, interested in international history. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Please provide an email address.

Jun 05, Cristina rated it really liked it.

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Its port was always choked with slave ships that had crossed the Atlantic from Africa. The Best Books of Jul 08, Yuri rated it it was amazing. Acho que esta frase do livro resume bem o quanto a nossa mentalidade consegue ser fechada e conservadora: Apr 04, Caio Macedo rated it liked it Shelves: At the end of the summer ofexactly years ago, an unusual event took place as the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro looked gmes incredulously.


The author tells an incredibly well-sourced and well-researched story, full of primary as well as scholarly sources. They also carried people and merchandise. Refresh and try again. Gomes tells that story completely, with vivid accounts from historians as well as original sources.

Meanwhile, the court lived comfortably in sultry Rio de Janeiro.


As someone who studied mostly medieval and early modern history, my knowledge gets pretty vague after that point — I had no idea that the events described in this book had happened. It was extremely interesting to read comparisons from America’s colonies and the explicit intent of the Portuguese authorities to stifle any communication between the Brazilian colonies. Read more from the August issue Go Back.

Shepherded by the indomitable British navy, the trans-Atlantic voyage was fraught with challenges for the Portuguese ruler and his retinue, who faced the ever-present risk of disease.

Thank you Andrew Nevins. He has already released two of the three books: The best though was reading about the regent prince and later king D. Viana’s police officers were relentless and truculent.