Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Best Books of the Year | December 7, 2014

    Gigi Little: IMG Best Kids' Books of 2014



    No, I'm sorry, it's impossible. The best kids' books of 2014? The best? Can't do it. There have been entirely too many exceptional examples of the... Continue »
    1. $11.87 Sale Board Book add to wish list

      Countablock

      Christopher Franceschelli and Peskimo 9781419713743

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.50
List price: $13.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Beaverton Literature- A to Z

The Baron in the Trees (Harbrace Paperbound Library, 72)

by

The Baron in the Trees (Harbrace Paperbound Library, 72) Cover

ISBN13: 9780156106801
ISBN10: 0156106809
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 2 left in stock at $7.50!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Cosimo, a young eighteenth-century Italian nobleman, rebels by climbing into the trees to remain there for the rest of his life. He adapts efficiently to an arboreal existence and even has love affairs. Translated by Archibald Colquhoun.

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). He is the author of numerous works of fiction, as well as essays, criticism, and literary anthologies. Born in Cuba in 1923, Calvino was raised in Italy, where he lived most of his life. At the time of his death, in Siena in 1985, he was the most-translated contemporary Italian writer.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 2 comments:

Elliott Blackwell, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by Elliott Blackwell)
A fantastic tale in which Calvino creates a world steeped not just in the magic of Cosimo living in trees but in history, philosophy and politics as well. It is amazing how the author balances the whimsical with the human so effortlessly as he tells the story of this young noble who climbs up a tree in anger at his father and then chooses to live out his life in this arboreal setting. Somehow Italo Calvino makes this fantasy believable and fills it with such life, imagination,and poignancy that the reader cares deeply in the outcome. A rare feat that reminds the reader of the tales of childhood that first delighted us.

Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
Imadoood, November 11, 2006 (view all comments by Imadoood)
This book was really unique. I had to read it in my 11th grade English class, but I didn't dread reading what I am assigned as I usually do because this was a pretty humorous and well-written book. Calvino illustrates the ironies of social class and conformity. This book appears to have been flawlessly translated to english.

I would also recommend Calvino's "The Nonexistent Knight" and "The Cloven Viscount" (2 novels that are published together in one paperback book).
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(10 of 16 readers found this comment helpful)
View all 2 comments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156106801
Translator:
Colquhoun, Archibald
Author:
Colquhoun, Archibald
Author:
Calvino, Italo
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harbrace Paperbound Library, 72
Series Volume:
112476
Publication Date:
19770331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.47 lb
Age Level:
from 14

Other books you might like

  1. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
    Used Trade Paper $8.00
  2. The Bridge of San Luis Rey Used Mass Market $2.50
  3. The Nonexistent Knight & the Cloven... Used Trade Paper $6.50
  4. Invisible Cities
    Used Trade Paper $6.95
  5. The Path to the Spiders' Nests:...
    Used Trade Paper $7.95
  6. Joke Used Trade Paper $2.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Sale Books

The Baron in the Trees (Harbrace Paperbound Library, 72) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.50 In Stock
Product details 224 pages Harvest Books - English 9780156106801 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.