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The Baron in the Trees Italian: Il barone rampante is a novel by Italian writer Italo Calvino. Described as a conte philosophique [1] and a metaphor for independence, it tells the adventures of a boy who climbs up a tree to spend the rest of his life inhabiting an arboreal kingdom.

Calvino published a new version of the novel in Set in Liguria near the French Rivierathe two brothers belong to a noble 18th-century family whose estate is located in the vast forest landscapes of Ombrosa.

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The regions of Italy have not yet united and the Ligurian coast is not ruled by a legitimate king.

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In a rebellious fight after refusing to eat a dinner of snails prepared by Battista, his sadistic sister, Cosimo climbs up a tree and decides never to come down again. He has had enough of family and decorum, his proper role rrampante a future Baron, and of everything on the ground.

Initially helped and sometimes cared for by Biagio, the young Baron eventually becomes self-sufficient but finds that the more he distances himself from others in order to see them from a new point of view, [2] the more he helps everyone on the earth.

His love for a young woman named Viola changes the course of the lives of everyone: Cosimo, Viola, Biagio, and the community of Ombrosa.

The novel received the Viareggio Prize in On publication, various Italian critics complained of “the ‘tired’ feel of the plot in the second half of the novel” [1] while novelist and critic Elio Vittorini considered the “stylistic disunity between the early and later chapters” was a problem.


It is an extraordinarily successful attempt to reproduce a utopian, philosophical conte for the s, with a whole range rampsnte intertextual allusions and a sophisticated parody of the poetics of the early English moralising novel as practised by Richardson rampanre parodied by Fielding”.

Together with If on a winter’s night, a travellerThe Baron in the Trees is Calvino’s biggest-selling work of fiction. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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