Atala is an early novella by François-René de Chateaubriand, first published on 12 germinal IX (2 April 1801). The work, inspired by his travels in North America, had an immense impact on early Romanticism, and went through five editions in its first year. It was adapted frequently for stage, and translated into many languages. Death of Atala by Rodolpho Amoedo (1883), Brazilian painter.
how do we seem to you? do you find us beautiful, magical? our white skin, our fierce eyes? “drink” you ask me, do you have any idea of the thing you will become?