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.
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This book is on the following lists:
- 12th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
- 31st on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
- 744th on Our Users' Favorite Books of All Time (The Greatest Books Users)
- Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)