BALTASAR AND BLIMUNDA

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Publication Date: 
October 16, 1998
Format: 
Paperback
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Trim Size: 
7.97in. x 5.37in. x 0.87in.
ISBN: 
9780156005203
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About This Item: 
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.
Publisher: 
Harpervia
$5.98
Binding: 
Paperback

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