Italian Stories
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Italian Stories

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Designed for the language student as well as the lover of fine literature, this convenient dual-language book features eleven great short stories-- each one appearing in the original Italian, with vivid and accurate English translations on facing pages. Arranged chronologically so that the growth of the literally art may be followed, as well as enjoyed, each story is prefaced by a concise biographical/critical introduction. Also included are linguistic and cultural notes, a valuable Italian-English vocabulary, study questions on each story, and an informative essay on Italian fiction.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 364 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 385.55g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0486261808
  • 9780486261805
  • 82,784

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Designed for the language student as well as the lover of fine literature, this convenient dual-language book features eleven great short stories--each one appearing in the original Italian, with vivid and accurate English translations on facing pages.
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Table of contents

FOREWORD
GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO
  "Il Decamerone: Giornata Ottava, Novella Terza "
  "The Decameron: Eighth Day, Third Story "
NICCOLÒ MACHIAVELLI
  Belfagor; Novella del demonio che prese moglie
  Belfagor; Story of the Devil Who Took a Wife
MATTEO BANDELLO
  Madonna Zilia
  Madonna Zilia
GIOVANNI VERGA
  Rosso Malpelo
  Rosso Malpelo
ANTONIO FOGAZZARO
  Un' idea di Ermes Torranza
  An Idea of Hermes Torranza
RENATO FUCINI
  La Fonte de Pietrarsa
  The Fountain of Pietrarsa
GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO
  Gli Idolatri
  The Idolaters
LUIGI PIRANDELLO
  Marsina stretta
  The Tight Frock-Coat
ALDO PALAZZESCHI
  Bistino e il signor marchese
  Bistino and the Marquis
CORRADO ALVARO
  I Giocàttoli Rotti
  The Broken Toys
ALBERTO MORAVIA
  La Concorrenza
  Competition
NOTES
QUESTIONNAIRE
VOCABULARY
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