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Baltasar and Blimunda


Baltasar & Blimunda - Saramago, Josť
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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 ...

Baltasar & Blimunda 2001, The Harvill Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781860469015

Mass-market paperback

Baltasar and Blimunda 1998, Mariner Books, San Diego, CA

ISBN-13: 9780156005203

Trade paperback

Baltasar & Blimunda 1988, Ballantine Books

ISBN-13: 9780345356765

Mass-market paperback

Baltasar and Blimunda 1987, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P, San Diego, CA

ISBN-13: 9780151105557

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