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The cloven viscount

Author: Italo Calvino; Archibald Colquhoun
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Calvino, Italo.
Cloven viscount.
Boston : Mariner Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017023030
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Italo Calvino; Archibald Colquhoun
ISBN: 9780544960060 0544960068
OCLC Number: 953710110
Description: 115 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Viconte dimezzato.
Responsibility: Italo Calvino ; translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhon.

Abstract:

"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"--

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