Baltasar and Blimunda by José Saramago

"Baltasar and Blimunda" is a historical love story set in 18th century Portugal. The narrative follows a maimed soldier, Baltasar, and a young clairvoyant woman, Blimunda, as they navigate the hardships of life during the Inquisition. Their love story is intertwined with the construction of the Convent of Mafra, a grandiose project initiated by the King. The novel explores themes of love, faith, human resilience, and the struggle against political and religious oppression.

The 1114th greatest book of all time


Published
1982
Nationality
Portuguese
Type
Fiction
Pages
300-400
Words
108,000
Original Language
Portuguese

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