Baltasar and Blimunda Summary
José Saramago

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Baltasar and Blimunda Summary

In the novel of Baltasar and Blimunda by Jose Saramago, we see a young couple being thrown together by the vagaries of fate, and becoming complicit in the first invention of flight and the construction of the great convent of Mafra at Portugal. Surrounding this duo are other characters (notably the Padre Bartolomeu do Gusmao, one of the predecessors of aviation theory), the noble, and the criminal, as well as the persecutions of...

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