Baltasar & Blimunda

Description

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 her mother is 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.

Details

Author(s)
Jose Saramago
Format
Paperback | 352 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 22mm | 245g
Publication date
20 Sep 2001
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Imprint
The Harvill Press
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
0
ISBN10
1860469019
ISBN13
9781860469015
Bestsellers rank
42,339