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Life in the Country, Verga,  Giovanni
Life in the Country
Giovanni Verga

Paperback $12.99 - Bloomsbury
Fiction - Published: 7/Jan/2019 - ISBN: 9781847497710

Published in 1880, one year before Verga 's influential novel The Malavoglias, Life in the Country first marked his stylistic shift towards the verismo school of Italian realism. The collection 's centrepiece, Rustic Honour ' ( Cavalleria rusticana ') which was famously adapted into a play by the author before becoming an opera by Mascagni tells the tale of Turiddu, a poor young man who returns from military service and finds himself embroiled in adultery and a feud with a rival.
Also including the well-known stories She-Wolf ' and Foxfur ', Life in the Country captures, in an objective, non-judgemental prose, the difficult conditions and personal struggles of the peasant class in his native Sicily at the turn of the twentieth century. Giovanni Verga (1840 1922) was an Italian novelist, short-story writer and playwright, celebrated for realistic depictions of rural Sicily in the newly unified Italy. Also including the well-known stories She-Wolf ' and Foxfur ', Life in the Country captures, in an objective, non-judgemental prose, the difficult conditions and personal struggles of the peasant class in his native Sicily at the turn of the twentieth century.

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