Name of Object:

The Mandarin


Lisbon, Portugal

Holding Institution:

National Library of Portugal, Digital Library

Holding Institution (original language):

Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Biblioteca Digital (BNP ̶ BD)

Date of Object:



Writer: José Maria Eça de Queiros (1845, Póvoa Varzim-1900, Paris)

Inventory Number:



20 cm


A brief tale based on the knowledge of the Chinese fantasy that intersects with the Western imagination the figure of the devil, one of the characters of the text. The tale, in which the main character is a mandarin, is a short fictional narrative that can be read in one night.

Archival or Bibliographical Reference:

Queiros, Eça de, 1845-1900
O Mandarim / Eça de Queiros, Porto: Livr. Chardron, 1880, 181, [2] p

Citation of this web page:

BNP  "The Mandarin" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;pt;31;en

Database entry origination:

Prepared by: BNP

MWNF Working Number: PT 068

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