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The Cloven Viscount

(The first book in the Our Ancestors series)
A novel by

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 bisected 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. When the two halves become rivals for the love of the same woman, there's no telling the lengths each will go to win.
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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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : USA Paperback

Title: The Cloven Viscount
Author(s): Italo Calvino
ISBN: 0-544-96006-8 / 978-0-544-96006-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: The Cloven Viscount
Author(s): Italo Calvino
Publisher: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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