Book #15700

Baudolino - Advance Reading Copy

Umberto Eco
Baudolino - Advance Reading Copy. Umberto Eco.

Binding: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: Advance Review Copy; First Printing
Size: 8vo; 522 pages
Publisher: New York: Harcourt, 2002.
ISBN: 0151006903

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.

Price: $49.00

Author Bio

Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco (born January 5, 1932) is an Italian medievalist, semiotician, philosopher, literary critic and novelist, best known for his novel The Name of the Rose (Il nome della rosa, 1980), an intellectual mystery combining semiotics in fiction, biblical analysis, medieval studies and literary theory.