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Baltasar and Blimunda - by José Saramago (Paperback)

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  • 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.
  • Author(s): José Saramago
  • 368 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Historical

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From José Saramago, Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Baltasar and Blimunda is a rich tale of romance and religion in a magical age.



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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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"A romance and an adventure, a rumination on royalty and religion in eighteenth century Portugal and a bitterly ironic comment on the uses of power."--New York Times "A charming and really moving love story... An unexpected gem."--USA Today "An enchanting novel [with a] love story which soars over the rest of the action like a flute above a heavy orchestra."--New York Times Book Review --


Dimensions (Overall): 7.97 Inches (H) x 5.37 Inches (W) x .87 Inches (D)
Weight: .77 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 368
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Historical
Publisher: Mariner Books
Theme: General
Format: Paperback
Author: José Saramago
Language: English
Street Date: October 16, 1998
TCIN: 92203194
UPC: 9780156005203
Item Number (DPCI): 247-26-2700
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.87 inches length x 5.37 inches width x 7.97 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.77 pounds
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