Skylight

Skylight

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Paperback (05 Dec 2019) | English

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Synopsis

Lisbon, late-1940s. The inhabitants of an old apartment block are struggling to make ends meet. There's the elderly shoemaker and his wife who take in a solitary young lodger; the woman who sells herself for money and jewellery; the cultivated family come down in the world; and the beautiful typist whose boss can't keep his eyes off her.

Poisonous relationships, happy marriages, jealousy, gossip and love - Skylight brings together the joys and grief of ordinary people. One of his earliest novels, it provides an entry into Saramago's universe but was lost for decades and published, as per his wishes, after his death.

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Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics

Vintage Classics has existed since the inception of Vintage and is widely seen as the top twentieth-century classics list in the UK, publishing Graham Greene, Harper Lee, Ernest Hemingway and Virginia Woolf, among others. August 2007 saw the relaunch of the list and Vintage Classics now also publishes the greatest writers from previous centuries, such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll and Henry James.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784871857
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 869.342
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 270g
Height: 197mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 24mm