Book Condition: Fine
Edition: Advance Review Copy; First Printing
Size: 8vo; 522 pages
Publisher: New York: Harcourt, 2002.
Advance Reading Copy of the first American edition, first printing, Contursi A046b. In Fine condition in pictorial wrappers. From the personal library of Eco bibliographer James Contursi.
Umberto Eco's return to the middle ages, the year 1204, when Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire, is being burned by the knights of the Fourth Crusade. Baudolino was born a simple peasant in northern Italy. When still a boy he meets a foreign commander in the woods, Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, who adopts Baudolino and sends him to the University in Paris where he makes a number of fearless adventurous friends. Translated from the Italian by William Weaver.