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The Path to the Nest of Spiders

The Path to the Nest of Spiders

(1947)
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Italo Calvino was only twenty-three when he first published this bold and imaginative novel. It tells the story of Pin, a cobbler's apprentice in a town on the Ligurian coast during World War II. He lives with his sister, a prostitute, and spends as much time as he can at a seedy bar where he amuses the adult patrons. After a mishap with a Nazi soldier, Pin becomes involved with a band of partisans. Calvino's portrayal of these characters, seen through the eyes of a child, is not only a revealing commentary on the Italian resistance but an insightful coming-of-age story. Updated to include changes from Calvino's definitive Italian edition, previously censored passages, and his newly translated, unabridged preface--in which Calvino brilliantly critiques and places into historical context his own youthful work--The Path to the Spiders' Nests is animated by the formidable imagination that has made Italo Calvino one of the most respected writers of our time.

 
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Used availability for Italo Calvino's The Path to the Nest of Spiders


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Hardback Editions

August 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: Path To The Spiders' Nests, The Revised Ed
Author(s): Italo Calvino
ISBN: 0-88001-621-3 / 978-0-88001-621-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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January 1998 : UK Hardback
Title: The Path to the Spiders' Nests
Author(s): Italo Calvino
ISBN: 0-224-04031-6 / 978-0-224-04031-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

May 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Path to the Spiders' Nests (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Italo Calvino
ISBN: 0-14-118973-8 / 978-0-14-118973-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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May 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: The Path to the Spiders' Nests: Revised Edition
Author(s): Italo Calvino
ISBN: 0-06-095658-5 / 978-0-06-095658-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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February 1999 : UK Paperback
Title: The Path to the Spiders' Nests (Vintage classics)
Author(s): Italo Calvino
ISBN: 0-09-947371-2 / 978-0-09-947371-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 1993 : USA Paperback
Title: The Path to the Nest of Spiders
Author(s): Italo Calvino
ISBN: 0-88001-327-3 / 978-0-88001-327-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco Pr
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April 1984 : USA Paperback
Title: The Path to the Nest of Spiders
Author(s): Italo Calvino
ISBN: 0-912946-31-8 / 978-0-912946-31-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: ECCO Press
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April 1976 : USA Paperback
Title: The Path To The Nest Of Spiders
Author(s): Italo; Translator from Italian - Colquhoun, Archibald; With a preface by the author translated by Weaver, William Calvino
ISBN: 0-88001-189-0 / 978-0-88001-189-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco Press
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