Blindness by José Saramago

Blindness is a novel by Portuguese author José Saramago. Blindness is the story of an unexplained mass epidemic of blindness afflicting nearly everyone in an unnamed city, and the social breakdown that swiftly follows. The novel follows the misfortunes of a handful of characters who are among the first to be stricken and centers around a doctor and his wife, several of the doctor’s patients, and assorted others, thrown together by chance. This group bands together in a family-like unit to survive by their wits and by the unexplained good fortune that the doctor’s wife has escaped the blindness. The sudden onset and unexplained origin and nature of the blindness cause widespread panic, and the social order rapidly unravels as the government attempts to contain the apparent contagion and keep order via increasingly repressive and inept measures.

The 529th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 12th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  2. - 31st on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  3. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Ensayo sobre la ceguera / Blindness (MTI) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 4856209 $3.81 2009
Blindness / Seeing Hardcover 323253 $148.01 $27.96 2011
Blindness (Harvest Book) Paperback 3562 $4.50 $1.10 1999
Blindness Paperback 1994540 $7.21 $2.69
Ensayo sobre la ceguera Hardcover 2185633 $30.28 $27.57 2009
Ensayo sobre la ceguera (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 107723 2010
Ensayo sobre la ceguera / Blindness (Spanish Edition) Paperback 360257 $9.81 $6.40 2016
Ensayo sobre la ceguera/Blindness (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1473987 $154.03 $4.98 2011
Blindness (Movie Tie-In) Paperback 681286 $1.21 $0.01 2008
Blindness Mass Market Paperback 1042330 $17.33 $4.47
Blindness (Harvest Book) (Edition 1) by Jose Saramago [Paperback(1999£©] Paperback 859596 $5.01 $1.87 1998
Blindness Kindle Edition 4491 $8.10 2013
Blindness (Harvest Book) Paperback 192408 $2.41 $0.01 1999
Blindness: A Novel (Blindness series) Audio CD 954192 $19.96 $4.52 2008
Ensayo Sobre La Ceguera (Biblioteca) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1639177 $14.47 $8.49 1998
Ensayo sobre la ceguera (Spanish Edition) Mass Market Paperback 2193227 $48.76 $2.19 2001
Blindness (Movie Tie-In) Paperback 842827 $0.15 $0.01 2008
Ensayo Sobre la Ceguera/ Blindness (Narrativa (Punto de Lectura)) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 2176468 $60.00 $13.66 2000
Blindness Hardcover 717833 $6.75 $1.17 1998
Blindness (Harvest Book) By Jose Saramago Paperback 988941 $3.93 $1.99 1999
Blindness Audio CD 1922895 $6.43 $2.19 2008
Blindness Audible Audio Edition 13483 $9.95 2008
Blindness Hardcover 753543 $15.92 $0.01 1998
Blindness / Seeing Hardcover 9101331 $27.65 $21.48 2011