Life in the Country

Author(s): Giovanni Verga; J. G. Nichols (Translator)

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In this richly colorful collection of stories, a masterwork of Naturalistic writing, Giovanni Verga attempts to capture the very essence of Sicilian life. A licentious woman coerces her son-in-law into agreeing to an illicit affair; a young boy, forced to work down in a mine to make a living, is robbed of his childhood and ultimately his life; a returning soldier toys with the affections of local girls and unleashes a sea of passion and vengeance from the village folk--read together, these stories form a remarkable chronicle of Sicilian country life in all its harsh reality. Giovanni Verga is Italy's foremost Naturalist writer; he is best remembered for The House by the Medlar Tree, his saga of a family of Sicilian fishermen.


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  • : 9781847497710
  • : Alma Classics
  • : Alma Classics
  • : September 2018
  • : --- length: - '7.8' width: - '5.04' units: - Inches
  • : books

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  • : Giovanni Verga; J. G. Nichols (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 853.8
  • : 114