Set in the eighteenth century, it tells the story of Cosimo, a young Italian nobleman who rebels against parental authority by climbing into the trees and remaining there for the rest of his life. He adapts efficiently to an arboreal existence - hunts, saws, crops, plays games with earthbound friends, fights forest fires, solves engineering problems, and even manages to have love affairs. He also has time to read and think. His proposal for "an Ideal State in the Trees" is acknowledged by Diderot, and Napoleon pays him homage.
From his perch in the trees, Cosimo sees the age of Voltaire pass by and a new century dawn. His ending is as graceful and unusual as his life has been.
This paperback is in very good condition with light spine rubbing and corner wear. No marks or creases.
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