The Baron in the Trees

Description

A landmark new translation of a Calvino classic, a whimsical, spirited novel that imagines a life lived entirely on its own terms Cosimo di Rondó, a young Italian nobleman of the eighteenth century, rebels against his parents by climbing into the trees and remaining there for the rest of his life. He adapts efficiently to an existence in the forest canopy--he hunts, sows crops, plays games with earth-bound friends, fights forest fires, solves engineering problems, and even manages to have love affairs. From his perch in the trees, Cosimo sees the Age of Enlightenment pass by and a new century dawn. The Baron in the Trees exemplifies Calvino's peerless ability to weave tales that sparkle with enchantment. This new English rendering by acclaimed translator Ann Goldstein breathes new life into one of Calvino's most beloved works.

Details

Author(s)
Italo Calvino, Ms Ann Goldstein
Format
Paperback | 320 pages
Dimensions
135 x 203 x 20mm | 227g
Publication date
03 Oct 2017
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publication City/Country
Boston, MA, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0544959116
ISBN13
9780544959118
Bestsellers rank
132,794