The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino

"The Baron in the Trees" tells the story of a young Italian nobleman who, in a fit of rebellion, climbs a tree and vows never to touch the ground again. He spends the rest of his life living in the treetops, observing the world from above, and engaging in adventures with bandits, revolutionaries, and lovers. Despite his self-imposed exile, he becomes a symbol of freedom and individuality, ultimately influencing the course of European history.

The 727th greatest book of all time


Published
1957
Nationality
Italian
Type
Fiction
Pages
200-300
Words
62,000
Original Language
Italian

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