Author: Giovanni Verga
ISBN: 9781873982464
Size: 20,46 MB
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This is the first English translation of Verga's novel La Storia di una Capinera and is the official tie-in with the Zeffirelli film Sparrow. Set in 1854 in a Sicily devastated by a cholera epidemic. Sparrow tells of a love that can never be; the brief existence of a girl, forced to become a nun, who falls in love with a young man, but who, on returning to the convent, goes insane. Zeffirelli chose to film Sparrow as he was intrigued by the need for idealised and absolute love. "It is a challenge for me to tell of 'The Insanity of Absolute Love' with its emotional yearnings and enchantment, its exchanges of furtive glances and stolen caresses".

A Mortal Sin

Author: Giovanni Verga
Editor: Quartet Books (UK)
Size: 19,33 MB
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The She Wolf And Other Stories

Author: Giovanni Verga
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520047891
Size: 15,22 MB
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Les Miserables Volume I

Author: Victor Hugo
ISBN: 9780986400667
Size: 13,41 MB
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Volume one of five The unabridged form of this story runs to over 1,900 pages in either French or English, necessitating multiple volumes of this bilingual edition, which is designed to assist those learning French. The original French text appears on the right-hand pages of the book, with the corresponding English translation on the left-hand pages. Other bilingual books available from Sleeping Cat Books: "The Picture of Dorian Gray Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe Fables of Jean de La Fontaine Candide Shakespeare's Sonnets New Fairy Tales for Small Children The Tales of Mother Goose The Count of Monte Cristo The Last of the Mohicans Madame Bovary"

Empire Tales

Author: Rudyard Kipling
Editor: Uitgeverij De Boeck Secundair onderwijs
ISBN: 9788877542960
Size: 18,76 MB
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In the second half of the 19th century, the British Empire, was at its greatest. Imperialism left a lasting mark on Great Britain itself as well as on the ex-colonies. The atmosphere and issues of this bygone age are evoked in Empire Tales, an anthology of stories by some of the most outstanding British writers of the 19th and 20th centuries, Joseph Conrad, E. M. Forster, Ruyard Kipling, W. Somerset Maugham, George Orwell and Jean Rhys.

After The Divorce

Author: Grazia Deledda
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Size: 13,83 MB
Format: PDF
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Confessions Of An Italian

Author: Ippolito Nievo
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141391677
Size: 18,77 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An overlooked classic of Italian literature, this epic and unforgettable novel recounts one man's long and turbulent life in revolutionary Italy. At the age of eighty-three and nearing death, Carlo Altoviti has decided to write down the confessions of his long life. He remembers everything: his unhappy childhood in the kitchens of the Castle of Fratta; romantic entanglements during the siege of Genoa; revolutionary fighting in Naples; and so much more. Throughout, Carlo lives only for his twin passions in life: his dream of a unified, free Italy and his undying love for the magnificent but inconstant Pisana. Peopled by a host of unforgettable characters - including drunken smugglers, saintly nuns, scheming priests, Napoleon and Lord Byron - this is an epic historical novel that tells the remarkable and inseparable stories of one man's life and the history of Italy's unification. Ippolito Nievo was born in 1831 in Padua. Confessions of an Italian, written in 1858 and published posthumously in 1867, is his best known work. A patriot and a republican, he took part with Garibaldi and his Thousand in the momentous 1860 landing in Sicily to free the south from Bourbon rule. Nievo died before he reached the age of thirty, when his ship, en route from Palermo to Naples, went down in the Tyrrhenian Sea in early 1861. He was, Italo Calvino once said, the sole Italian novelist of the nineteenth century in the 'daredevil, swashbuckler, rambler' mould so dear to other European literatures. Frederika Randall has worked as a cultural journalist for many years. Her previous translations include Luigi Meneghello's Deliver Us and Ottavio Cappellani's Sicilian Tragedee and Sergio Luzzatto's Padre Pio: Miracles and Politics in a Secular Age. Lucy Riall is Professor of Comparative History at the European University Institute. Her many books include Garibaldi. Invention of a Hero. 'Of all the furore that came out of the Risorgimento, only Manzoni and Nievo really matter today' - Umberto Eco 'The one 19th century Italian novel which has [for an Italian reader] that charm and fascination so abundant in foreign literatures' - Italo Calvino 'Perhaps the greatest Italian novel of the nineteenth century' - Roberto Carnero 'A spirited appeal for liberté, égalité and fraternité, the novel is also an astute, scathing and amusing human comedy, a tale of love, sex and betrayal, of great wealth and grinding poverty, of absolute power and scheming submission, of idealism and cynicism, courage and villainy' - The Literary Encyclopedia

Episcopo Company

Author: Gabriele D'Annunzio
Editor: Palala Press
ISBN: 9781377365541
Size: 20,65 MB
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Ibsen S Poems

Author: Henrik Ibsen
Editor: Oxford University Press
Size: 11,53 MB
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Ibsen's poetry has not until now been widely accessible in translation, which is remarkable considering that several of the poems are closely related to his famous plays. Northam, an eminent Ibsen scholar, offers versions of the 1899 edition of Ibsen's Poems, as well as his Selected Poems 1848-72, published in 1902. Professor Northam's sensitive translations reproduce the metrical form of Ibsen's originals and he provides extensive commentary in the form of headnotes for each poem and an introduction which relates Ibsen's works to their historic and literary context.

Robin Hood

Author: Pegasus
ISBN: 9788131930526
Size: 11,67 MB
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Abridged classics is a series in which classic novels are presented in shortened form in contemporary style. This series is divided into three levels keeping in ind a particular age group and the language use is extremely lucid. The books are full of meaningful, realistic illustrations which add to their appeal. It includes a pre reading activity which help the young readers to get a fair idea about the text which they are about to read and post reading helps in recapitulation of the text.