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Fosca (Oneworld Classics)

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After a passionate but ill-fated love affair with the beautiful married woman Clara, the young army officer Giorgio is transferred from Milan to Parma, where he meets the sickly and unattractive Fosca, the cousin of his commander. Although initially repelled by her, he becomes fascinated by her and slowly succumbs to her morbid, manipulative charms. A witty and satirical critique of romance, desire, and bourgeois sexual conventions, Tarchetti's sophisticated and controversial novel is a masterpiece of 19th-century Italian decadent literature.

About the Author

Igino Ugo Tarchetti (1839–1869) abandoned his military career to seek his fortune in literature. He wrote newpaper articles, poems, and novels, and became famous with his masterpiece Fosca. Lawrence Venuti also translated Tarchetti's Fantastic Tales and Passion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781847491282
Author:
Tarchetti, Igino Ugo
Publisher:
Oneworld Classics
Translator:
Venuti, Lawrence
Author:
Venuti, Lawrence
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Oneworld Classics
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 0.4 lb

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