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Baltasar and Blimunda
Baltasar and Blimunda
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About the Book

From José Saramago, Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Baltasar and Blimunda is a "brilliant...enchanting novel" (The New York Times Book Review) of romance, deceit, religion, and magic set in eighteenth-century Portugal at the height of the Inquisition. Portugal, 1711: an amorous friar is pursued naked through the rubble-strewn streets of Lisbon; an enthusiastic procession of flagellants roars with pleasure over the damnation of adultery; a royal prince uses hapless sailors for target practice; and women dressed in colorful finery watch as lapsed converts and sorcerers are put to death by flames. In the midst of the terrors of the Inquisition and the plague, a seemingly mismatched couple discover the wonders of love. This poetic tale, graced with exquisite historical details and full of magic and adventure, is a tapestry of human folly and human will.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780156005203
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Publisher Imprint: Mariner Books
  • Depth: 25
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 22 mm
  • Width: 136 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0156005204
  • Publisher Date: 16 Oct 1998
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 202 mm
  • No of Pages: 368
  • Series Title: Harvest Book
  • Weight: 349 gr


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