Giovanni Verga - Alfred AlexanderGrant & Cutle, 1972, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges with several small creases and nicks at the top edge. Top edges of text block dusty.
Giovanni Verga is to-day regarded as one of the great novelists and short-story writers of the 19th century but, even in his own country, it was not until the end of his long life that he began to regain recognition. This absorbing biographical study sets Verga against his political, cultural and social background, first in Bourbon Sicily, then in the excitement of post-Risorgimento Florence and Milan. It also tells in detail the fascinating story of Cavalleria rusticana. Illustrated with B&W photographs, 240pp + biblio and appendix.
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