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The history of the Siege of Lisbon

Author: José Saramago; Giovanni Pontiero
Publisher: London : Harvill, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Raimundo Silva, humble proof-reader for a Lisbon publishing house, takes it upon himself to insert a negative into the sentence of a history book, he rewrites history. The effect of this act of insubordination is to make his editor, the voluptuous Dr Maria Sara, fall in love with him.
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Genre/Form: History
Fiction
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Saramago, José.
History of the Siege of Lisbon.
London : Harvill, ©1996
(OCoLC)648403142
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: José Saramago; Giovanni Pontiero
ISBN: 186046131X 9781860461316 1860461328 9781860461323
OCLC Number: 35400884
Language Note: Translation from the Portuguese.
Description: 312 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: História do Cerco de Lisboa.
Responsibility: José Saramago ; a novel translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero.

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Maybe through boredom, maybe through a spirit of contradiction, a publisher's proof reader alters a key word in a text, and thus changes a good deal more than he bargained for, in Portuguese history  Read more...

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