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It is April, 1204, and Constantinople, the splendid capital of the Byzantine
Empire, is being sacked and burned by the knights of the fourth Crusade.
Amid the carnage and confusion, one Baudolino saves a Byzantine historian
and high court official from certain death at the hands of the crusading
warriors, and proceeds to tell his own fantastical story. Born a simple
peasant in northern Italy, Baudolino has two major gifts - a talent for
learning foreign languages and skill in telling lies. As always with Eco,
this abundant novel includes dazzling digressions, outrageous tricks, pages
of extraordinary feeling and poetry, and vicarious reflections on our postmodern

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