Collins, 1957, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition
21 short stories translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun and Peggy Wright. Calvino was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. This collection of playful, deadly fables, the author's second title to be published in English, is populated with waifs and strays, a gluttonous thief and a mischievous gardener. The grimly comic story The Argentine Ant moved Gore Vidal to declare 'if this is not a masterpiece of twentieth-century prose writing, I cannot think of anything better'. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 190 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. White titles spine. black cloth. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Short Stories; Italian Literature; Fables; Italy; Fiction. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3431.