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The cloven viscount

Italo Calvino (Author), Archibald Colquhoun (Translator)
"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 bissected 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. The two halves become rivals for the love of the same woman, fight a bloody duel, and achieve a miraculous resolution. Now available in an independent volume for the first time, this deliciously bizarre novella is Calvino at his most devious and winning"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2017
Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, 2017
Action and adventure fiction
115 pages ; 21 cm
9780544960060, 0544960068