Baltasar And Blimunda

Paperback | February 1, 2001

byJose Saramago

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From the recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature, a 'brilliant? enchanting novel' (New York Times Book Review) of romance, deceit, religion, and magic set in eighteenth-century Portugal at the height of the Inquisition. National bestseller. Translated by Giovanni Pontiero.

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It is the early 18th century, at the height of the horrible plague and the terrors of the Inquisition. In Portugal, an apparently incompatible couple falls in love. Baltasar and Blimunda is magical adventure, rich in character, plot and historical detail. A riveting tale of human folly and human will, master writers Jose Saramago and G...

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From the recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature, a 'brilliant? enchanting novel' (New York Times Book Review) of romance, deceit, religion, and magic set in eighteenth-century Portugal at the height of the Inquisition. National bestseller. Translated by Giovanni Pontiero.

JOSE SARAMAGO (1922-2010) was the author of many novels, among them Blindness, All the Names, Baltasar and Blimunda, and The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis. In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.79 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0156005204

ISBN - 13:9780156005203

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful; Saramago's Best! A piece from Portugal's history when the pride of a king demanded the building of a palace and church so elaborate and detailed that it took years to build and took hundreds of lives in the making. The historical detail is outstanding, as is the love story that serves as a backdrop for this magnificent work of historical fiction.
Date published: 2008-09-29

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It is the early 18th century, at the height of the horrible plague and the terrors of the Inquisition. In Portugal, an apparently incompatible couple falls in love. Baltasar and Blimunda is magical adventure, rich in character, plot and historical detail. A riveting tale of human folly and human will, master writers Jose Saramago and Giovanni Pontiero present an intriguing novel that will dazzle fans. Saramago is also the author of the critically acclaimed Blindness.