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If Amor de Perdição is the romance of Porto, Camilo Castelo Branco is, we can say, an author of Livraria Lello. The first edition of this unforgettable novel was published by Livraria Moré, at a time when Ernesto Chardron was already its manager and editor.
It was at Livraria Moré that Chardron and Camilo became friends, also developing a professional relationship that was sometimes even intense and tumultuous, much like Camilo Castelo Branco, and which lasted and manifested itself until after Chardron's death, when the publishing rights from the Porto author passed to the successors of the French publisher, having been acquired by the Lello brothers.

The exhibition "O Triângulo de Camilo" brings back to Porto, more specifically to Livraria Lello, the Manuscrito do Amor de Perdição by Camilo Castelo Branco. The name could not be any other name than this. Because we are talking about love triangles, but not just that: the love triangle of Simão Botelho, Teresa de Albuquerque and Baltasar Coutinho, or the love triangle of Simão Botelho, Teresa de Albuquerque and Mariana da Cruz; also the triangle that marks the author's life, which dictates his arrest and that of his femme fatale, Ana Plácido, for the crime of adultery; the triangle that unites three institutions in Porto intrinsically linked to Amor de Perdição and Camilo Castelo Branco, the Centro Português de Fotografia (formerly Cadeia da Relação), where the author is imprisoned in cell 12, the Court of Appeal of Porto, where Camilo he was acquitted of the crime of adultery; and Livraria Lello; and it is finally the triangle that unites the General Library of the University of Coimbra, technical partner in this exhibition, the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura, which from the first minute said yes to the possibility of bringing this Manuscript to Porto, and once again, of course , the Lello Bookstore.

The Manuscript will be on display from March 16 to November 8, 2023.