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Classics/modern classics Numbers in the dark

  • By Italo Calvino
  • Price: £9.99
  • ISBN: 9780141189741
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 20/07/2020 if you order today
  • Not a catalogue item - details provisional

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"Numbers in the Dark" is a collection of short stories covering the length of Italo Calvino's extraordinary writing career, from when he was a teenager to shortly before his death. They include witty allegories and wise fables; a town where everything has been forbidden apart from the game of tip-cat; a pitiable tribe watching the flight paths of guided missiles from outside their mud huts; a computer programmer considering the possible sequence of a series of brutal acts; and dialogues with Henry Ford, a Neanderthal and the gloomy, overthrown Montezuma!

Title details

Series Classics/modern classics Title Numbers in the dark
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date May 2010 Authors Italo Calvino
Binding Paperback Pages 275
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 350
ESB Code 55330 ISBN 9780141189741
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 20/07/2020 if you order today
  Price £9.99


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