Little Novels of Sicily. Giovanni Verga, D. H. Lawrence.
Little Novels of Sicily
Little Novels of Sicily
Little Novels of Sicily
Little Novels of Sicily

Little Novels of Sicily

New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. A Very Good + or perhaps better copy of the first American Edition, first printing (minor rubbing to the spine ends and to each board's leading corners) with the spine label in quite nice condition, in a Very Good spine-sunned dust jacked with a bit of chipping and some rubbing. Best-known for his great works "I Malavoglia" ["The House by the Medlar-tree"] (1881), considered to be his best novel, a tale which centers on a family of fishermen who work and live in Aci Trezza, a small Sicilian village near Catania, and his last major work "Mastro-don Gesualdo" ["Master Don Guesaldo"] (1889), a novel which deals with Gesualdo Motta who focused his life on his assets instead of on personal relationships and who was consequently crushed by the empty life he created. Each of these works is widely regarded as a masterpiece. "Little Novels of Sicily" is a collection of Verga's short stories and contains the following: His Reverence (Il reverendo), So Much for the King (Cos'è il re), Don Licciu Papa (Don Licciu papa), The Mystery Play (Il mistero), Malaria (Malaria) [one of the earliest literary depictions of the disease malaria], The Orphans (Gli orfani), Property (La roba), Story of St. Joseph's Ass (Storia dell'asino di S. Giuseppe), Black Bread (Pane nero), and The Gentry (I galantuomini), Liberty (Libertà), and Across the Sea (Di là del mare). While Verga's reputation as an author grew slowly during his life, modern critics have considered him to be one of the greatest of all Italian novelists. Very good + / very good. Item #3449

Price: $125.00

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