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Cuore: The Heart of a Boy

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Publisher Comments:

Representing the Huckleberry Finn of Italy, this is the most read classic in the country. Presented in the form of a diary, its subject is a young boy's life in Turin following Unification in 1870. The narrator, Enrico, writes vividly of school life and the bustling city of vegetable-sellers, chimney sweeps, and carpenters all around him. Like Huck Finn or Dickens, Cuore has been adapted into just about every conceivable medium—films, major television series, radio adaptations, plays, and even comic books. It is a set text on courses from University College London to Harvard and is even a cult classic in Japan in its incarnation as an anime film. From Henry Miller, who wrote a glowing monograph on the book, to world-famous tenor Andrea Bocelli, who wrote a song about it, this simple tale of childhood has inspired all kinds of people and continues to do so today.

Synopsis:

The Heart of a Boy. Required reading in Italian schools since 1886, 'Cuore' is the Huckleberry Finn of Italy - the most read classic in the country. Translated from the Italian by Desmond Hartley.

About the Author

Edmondo de Amicis was born in Piedmont in 1846, at a time when Italy lay dismembered. A soldier by profession, he spent much of his youth fighting for a united Italy. An admirer of the writer Alessandro Manzoni, who considered that Florentine should be the standard Italian language, he wrote only in Florentine Italian. With the huge success of Cuore he achieved his goal of having had—through his novels central place on the school syllabus—a formative influence on the written language of modern Italy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780720612325
Translator:
Hartley, Desmond
Translator:
HARTLEY, DESMOND
Author:
de Amicis, Edmondo
Author:
Amicis, Edmondo de
Publisher:
Peter Owen Publishers
Location:
N
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: European
Publication Date:
June 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
198 x 129 in.

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