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The Cloven Viscount - by  Italo Calvino (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
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  • In this fantastically macabre tale, the separate halves of a nobleman split in two by a cannonball go on to pursue their own independent adventures In a battle against the Turks, Viscount Medardo of Terralba is bisected lengthwise by a cannonball.
  • About the Author: ITALO CALVINO's superb storytelling gifts earned him international renown and a reputation as "one of the world's best fabulists" (New York Times Book Review).
  • 128 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Literary

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About the Book



In this fantastically macabre tale, the separate halves of a nobleman split in two by a cannonball go on to pursue their own independent adventures.



Book Synopsis



In this fantastically macabre tale, the separate halves of a nobleman split in two by a cannonball go on to pursue their own independent adventures

In a battle against the Turks, Viscount Medardo of Terralba is bisected lengthwise by a cannonball. One half of him returns to his feudal estate and takes up a lavishly evil life. Soon the other, virtuous half appears. When the two halves become rivals for the love of the same woman, there's no telling the lengths each will go to win.Now available in an independent volume for the first time, this deliciously bizarre novella is Calvino at his most devious and winning.



About the Author



ITALO CALVINO's superb storytelling gifts earned him international renown and a reputation as "one of the world's best fabulists" (New York Times Book Review). At the time of his death, in 1985, he was the most-translated contemporary Italian writer.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.8 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: .25 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Sub-Genre: Literary
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Number of Pages: 128
Publisher: Mariner Books Classics
Format: Paperback
Author: Italo Calvino
Language: English
Street Date: August 15, 2017
TCIN: 51833214
UPC: 9780544960060
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-1549
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 0.25 pounds
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