Blindness [electronic resource] / José Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero.
- ISBN: 9780547537597 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 054753759X (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (327 p.)
- Edition: 1st Harvest ed.
- Publisher: San Diego, CA : Harcourt, Inc., 1999., c1997.
|General Note:|| "A Harvest book."
"First published in English in Great Britain in 1997 by The Harvill Press [309 p.]"--T.p. verso.
|Summary, etc.:|| "A city is struck by an epidemic of "white blindness." Authorities confine the blind to a vacant mental hospital secured by armed guards under instructions to shoot anyone trying to escape. Inside, the criminal element among the blind holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and assaulting women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides seven strangers--among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears--through the barren streets, and the procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. A magnificent parable of loss and disorientation and a vivid evocation of the horrors of the twientieth century, Blindness is a powerful portrayal of man's worst appetites and weaknesses--and man's ultimately exhilarating spirit"--P.  of cover.
|Source of Description Note:|| Description based on print version record.
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