Of Love and Virtue

Of Love and Virtue

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Author: Carmencita F. Davino

A coming-of-age novel set in the Philippines in the seventies. It is a tapestry, part-history, part-culture, part-romance. It s a lyrical journey to a culture "born in the east, but reared in the west:" a culture that has strong Spanish and American influences. The reader is able to view the intricate family structure and social dynamics in Philippine society. Why do women stay with their husbands despite their infidelity? How can adherence to tradition or cultural norms affect one's search for happiness? The concepts of respect, unquestioning obedience, women's role in society, folklore, hospitality, chastity, and filial piety are well delineated in the story. The story also teaches us that love is not the savior that most people expect it to be, and that it is still possible to achieve true love and success while adhering to and preserving old-fashioned ideals, values, virtue, and respect for one's self and others.

  • Paperback: 281 pages
  • Publisher: A Company Of Angels Publishers; 1 Ed edition (October 1, 1998)
  • ISBN-10: 0966526503
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966526509
  • Package Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

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