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The Adventures of PinocchIO : World's Classics - Carlo Collodi

The Adventures of PinocchIO

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 25th June 2009
ISBN: 9780199553983
Number Of Pages: 256
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old

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The story of the wooden puppet who learns goodness and becomes a real boy is famous the world over, and has been familiar in English for over a century. From the moment Joseph the carpenter carves a puppet that can walk and talk, this wildly inventive fantasy takes Pinocchio through countless adventures, in the course of which his nose grows whenever he tells a lie, he is turned into a donkey, and is swallowed by a dogfish, before he gains real happiness.
This new translation does full justice to the vibrancy and wit of Collodi's original. Far more sophisticated, funny, and hard-hitting than the many abridged versions (and the sentimentalized film) of the story would suggest, Ann Lawson Lucas's translation captures the complexity of Collodi's word-play, slapstick humour, and immediacy of dialogue. An adult reader will recognize social and political satire, and the invaluable introduction and notes illuminate the cultural traditions on which Collodi drew.

Industry Reviews

It is precisely by virtue of its extremely rich literary stratification paried with vivid realism that The Adventures of Pinocchio remain to this day enormously readable and enjoyable. This is a more than extraordinary achievement. - Katia Pizzi. Italian Studies. 1998. `'an authoritative new translation ... sets new standards for the English text'' Brian Alderson, Books for Keeps, January 2001

ISBN: 9780199553983
ISBN-10: 019955398X
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 25th June 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 13.2 x 19.7  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.19

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