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Cavalleria Rusticana And Other Stories : Penguin Classics - Giovanni Verga

Cavalleria Rusticana And Other Stories

Penguin Classics

Paperback Published: 1st January 2000
ISBN: 9780140447415
Number Of Pages: 272
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Born into a well-to-do Sicilian family, Giovanni Verga became an active observer of Milanese salon society in the 1870s and 1880s but eventually found in the everyday lives of Sicilian peasants the inspiration for his finest narratives. Love, adultery, and honor are recurring themes in the stories collected here, set against the scorched landscapes of the slopes of Mount Etna and the Plain of Catania.

Verga's rich naturalism and originality of style are faithfully rendered in G. H. McWilliam's superb translations. In addition to the title story, the basis for Pietro Mascagni's operatic masterpiece, this volume includes "Nedda, " the groundbreaking narrative of Italian verismo, as well as "Jeli the Shepherd" and "Rosso Malpelo, " which D. H. Lawrence considered two of the finest stories ever written.

Note on Sicilian Terms
Neddap. 1
Cavalleria nusticanap. 27
The She-Wolfp. 34
Picturesque Livesp. 39
Jeli the Shepherdp. 46
Rosso Malpelop. 78
Gramigna's Mistressp. 93
War of the Saintsp. 101
How, When and Whyp. 110
The Reverendp. 137
Getting to know the Kingp. 146
Don Licciu Papap. 153
Malariap. 159
Propertyp. 167
Black Breadp. 173
Bigwigsp. 201
Freedomp. 208
Springtimep. 217
Wolf-huntp. 227
Mapsp. 235
Notesp. 237
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ISBN: 9780140447415
ISBN-10: 0140447415
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1

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