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Description - Baltasar & Blimunda by Jose Saramago

In early eighteenth-century Lisbon, Baltasar, a soldier who has lost his left hand in battle, falls in love with Blimunda, a young girl with visionary powers. From the day that he follows her home from the auto-da-fe where women are burned at the stake, the two are bound body and soul by love of an unassailable strength. A third party shares their supper that evening- Padre Bartolomeu Lourenco, whose fantasy is to invent a flying machine. As the Crown and the Church clash, they purse his impossible, not to mention heretical, dream of flight.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781860469015
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: The Harvill Press
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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