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Baudolino: Null
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Hardcover
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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.
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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 hazañas prodigiosas e inverosímiles, propias de los libros de caballerías, con andanzas y viajes a países remotos y escenarios desconocidos, un vasto fresco narrativo en el que se conjugan elementos de la novela histórica con otros propios del relato de intriga, de aventuras o del género policíaco.
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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 hazañas prodigiosas e inverosímiles, propias de los libros de caballerías, con andanzas y viajes a países remotos y escenarios desconocidos, un vasto fresco narrativo en el que se conjugan elementos de la novela histórica con otros propios del relato de intriga, de aventuras o del género policíaco.
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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Umberto Eco regresa a la Edad Media con una fascinante historia donde se confunden y entremezclan hazañas prodigiosas e inverosímiles, propias de los libros de caballerías, con andanzas y viajes a países remotos y escenarios desconocidos, un vasto fresco narrativo en el que se conjugan elementos de la novela histórica con otros propios del relato de intriga, de aventuras o del género policíaco.

En una zona del bajo Piamonte donde, años después, surgirá Alejandría, Baudolino, un pequeño 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. Así, entre otras cosas, crea la mítica carta del Preste Juan, que prometía a Occidente un reino fabuloso, en el lejano Oriente, gobernado por un rey cristiano, una carta que ha nutrido la imaginación de muchos viajeros posteriores, entre los que se cuenta Marco Polo. Baudolino crece, nace Alejandría y, años más tarde, empujado por la invención de Baudolino, Federico emprende un viaje, con el pretexto de hacer una cruzada, para restituir al Preste Juan la más preciosa reliquia de la cristiandad, el Santo Grial. Federico morirá durante el viaje -en circunstancias misteriosas que sólo Baudolino nos revelará-, pero su ahijado continuará 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 vivirá un delicado episodio amoroso con la más singular de las hijas de Eva. Narrada a Nicetas Coniates, historiador bizantino, mientras Constantinopla arde saqueada por los cruzados, la historia nos reserva aún algunas sorpresas, puesto que, hablando con Nicetas, Baudolino comprende cosas que no había entendido todavía y de las que se deriva un final verdaderamente inesperado.


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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.


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