EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals.
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals.
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals
Search
Baudolino

Baudolino - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0151006908

Cover of Baudolino 02 (ISBN 978-0151006908)
ISBN13: 978-0151006908
ISBN10: 0151006903
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press
Published: 2002
International: No

USED
Sold Out
FREE Shipping on $25+
  • Ships Today
  • 30-Day Returns
  • Condition: Very Good
Sold Out
More Shipping Options

Baudolino - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0151006908

Umberto Eco

ISBN13: 978-0151006908
ISBN10: 0151006903
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

"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 Byzantine 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 foreign languages and skill in telling lies. One day, when still a boy, he met a foreign commander in the woods, charming him with his quick wit and lively mind. The commander - who proves to be the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa - adopts Baudolino and sends him to the university in Paris, where he makes a number of fearless, adventuring friends." Spurred on by myths and their own reveries, this merry band sets out in search of Prester John, a legendary priest-king who was 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.

List price: $0.00
More Shipping Options