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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Debolsillo
Publication date April 2, 2010
Pages 637
Binding Paperback
Edition Italian edition
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9788483462027
ISBN-10 8483462028
Dimensions 1.50 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
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Original list price $15.95
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Umberto Eco regresa a la Edad Media con una fascinante historia donde se confunden y entremezclan haza√Īas prodigiosas e inveros√≠miles, propias de los libros de caballer√≠as, con andanzas y viajes a pa√≠ses remotos y escenarios desconocidos, un vasto fresco narrativo en el que se conjugan elementos de la novela hist√≥rica con otros propios del relato de intriga, de aventuras o del g√©nero polic√≠aco.

En una zona del bajo Piamonte donde, a√Īos despu√©s, surgir√° Alejandr√≠a, Baudolino, un peque√Īo campesino, fantasioso y embustero, conquista a Federico Barbarroja y se convierte en su hijo adoptivo. Baudolino fabula e inventa, pero, casi milagrosamente, todo aquello que imagina genera Historia. As√≠, entre otras cosas, crea la m√≠tica carta del Preste Juan, que promet√≠a a Occidente un reino fabuloso, en el lejano Oriente, gobernado por un rey cristiano, una carta que ha nutrido la imaginaci√≥n de muchos viajeros posteriores, entre los que se cuenta Marco Polo. Baudolino crece, nace Alejandr√≠a y, a√Īos m√°s tarde, empujado por la invenci√≥n de Baudolino, Federico emprende un viaje, con el pretexto de hacer una cruzada, para restituir al Preste Juan la m√°s preciosa reliquia de la cristiandad, el Santo Grial. Federico morir√° durante el viaje -en circunstancias misteriosas que s√≥lo Baudolino nos revelar√°-, pero su ahijado continuar√° el viaje hacia aquel reino lejano, entre los monstruos que han habitado los bestiarios del medioevo, vicisitudes llenas de magia y hechizos durante las que vivir√° un delicado episodio amoroso con la m√°s singular de las hijas de Eva. Narrada a Nicetas Coniates, historiador bizantino, mientras Constantinopla arde saqueada por los cruzados, la historia nos reserva a√ļn algunas sorpresas, puesto que, hablando con Nicetas, Baudolino comprende cosas que no hab√≠a entendido todav√≠a y de las que se deriva un final verdaderamente inesperado.


ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

It is April 1204, and Constantinople, the splendid capital of the Byzantine Empire, is being sacked and burned by the knights of the Fourth Crusade. Amid the carnage and confusion, one Baudolino saves a historian and high court official from certain death at the hands of the crusading warriors and proceeds to tell his own fantastical story.

Born a simple peasant in northern Italy, Baudolino has two major gifts-a talent for learning languages and a skill in telling lies. When still a boy he meets a foreign commander in the woods, charming him with his quick wit and lively mind. The commander-who proves to be Emperor Frederick Barbarossa-adopts Baudolino and sends him to the university in Paris, where he makes a number of fearless, adventurous friends.

Spurred on by myths and their own reveries, this merry band sets out in search of Prester John, a legendary priest-king said to rule over a vast kingdom in the East-a phantasmagorical land of strange creatures with eyes on their shoulders and mouths on their stomachs, of eunuchs, unicorns, and lovely maidens.

With dazzling digressions, outrageous tricks, extraordinary feeling, and vicarious reflections on our postmodern age, this is Eco the storyteller at his brilliant best.


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780436276033
 
from Gardners Books (October 15, 2002)
9780436276033 | details & prices | 528 pages | List price $27.85
This edition also contains Baudolino, Baudolino
About: It is 1204 and Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire, is being sacked and burned by knights of the Fourth Crusade.
Paperback
Book cover for 9786073135207 Book cover for 9788483462027
 
from Debolsillo Mexico (February 23, 2016)
9786073135207 | details & prices | 637 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $14.95
This edition also contains Baudolino, Baudolino
About: Umberto Eco regresa a la Edad Media con una fascinante historia donde se confunden y entremezclan haza√Īas prodigiosas e inveros√≠miles, propias de los libros de caballer√≠as, con andanzas y viajes a pa√≠ses remotos y escenarios desconocidos, un vasto fresco narrativo en el que se conjugan elementos de la novela hist√≥rica con otros propios del relato de intriga, de aventuras o del g√©nero polic√≠aco.
The price comparison is for this edition
Italian edition edition from Debolsillo (April 2, 2010); titled "Baudolino: Null"
9788483462027 | details & prices | 637 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.02 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Umberto Eco regresa a la Edad Media con una fascinante historia donde se confunden y entremezclan haza√Īas prodigiosas e inveros√≠miles, propias de los libros de caballer√≠as, con andanzas y viajes a pa√≠ses remotos y escenarios desconocidos, un vasto fresco narrativo en el que se conjugan elementos de la novela hist√≥rica con otros propios del relato de intriga, de aventuras o del g√©nero polic√≠aco.

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