Blindness by José Saramago

In this dystopian novel, an unexplained epidemic of "white blindness" sweeps through an unnamed city, causing chaos and panic. The government responds by quarantining the afflicted in an abandoned mental hospital, where conditions quickly deteriorate into violence and squalor. Amid the despair, one woman mysteriously retains her sight and guides a small band of the blind, including her husband, through the harrowing ordeal. The novel explores themes of loss, human nature, and the fragility of civilization.

The 1322nd greatest book of all time


Published
1995
Nationality
Portuguese
Type
Fiction
Pages
300-400
Words
155,000
Original Language
Portuguese

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