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Book Information: Path to the Spiders' Nest, the

Path to the Spiders' Nest, the (1947) [Novel]
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Italo Calvino's debut novel, first published in 1947, 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 the lowlife bar where he amuses the grownups. When his friends dare him to steal a pistol from a Nazi soldier, Pin sets off on a series of picaresque adventures with a band of partisans. Calvino's portrayal of this band, seen through the eyes of the child, is not only a revealing commentary on the Italian Resistance, but also an insightful coming-of-age story.

Original title: Il sentiero dei nidi di ragno
Original languages: Italian

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Genre: FictionHistoricalWorld War IIGeneral

Edition #1: The Path to the Spiders' Nest

The Path to the Spiders' Nest (1957)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Archibald Colquhoun
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The Path to the Spider's Nest (May 30, 2000)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 0060956585
Dimensions: 5.2 x 8 x 0.4 in
Pages: 192

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The Path to the Spider's Nest (February 4, 1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0099473712
Dimensions: 4.9 x 7.8 x 0.6 in
Pages: 192

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The Path to the Spider's Nest (January 15, 1998)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
ISBN: 0224040316
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.7 x 0.9 in
Pages: 160

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