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History

A Novel

History( )
Author: Morante, Elsa
Introduction by: Riviere, William
Translator: Weaver, William
Series title:Penguin Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-14-118692-4
Publication Date:Mar 2002
Publisher:Penguin Books, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $29.95
Book Description:

A soldier wandering through the streets of Rome resolves, rather drunkenly, that he must find himself a woman. It is Ida Mancuso's fate, at precisely that moment, to turn the corner of the street, laden with shopping. The soldier sees easy prey - but Ida confronts her nightmare vision. The year is 1941, the soldier is German and she is half-Jewish.

Elsa Morante's brave novel evokes the real terrors, fears and hopes of a mother living through one of the most horrifying events in...
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Book Details
Pages:768
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Historical / 20Th Century / World War Ii & Holocaust
Fiction / Historical / Ancient
Fiction / Literary
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.2 x 19.8 x 3.2 cm
Book Weight:0.518 Kilograms
Author Biography
Morante, Elsa (Author)
Prolific and highly successful, Elsa Morante distinguished herself as a novelist, short story writer, and poet. The Marxist critic Gyorgy Lukacs hailed Morante's early House of the Liars (1948) as "the greatest modern Italian novel," but it was Arthur's Island (1957) that brought her international fame and an independent income. Her great financial triumph was, however, History (1974), which was the first Italian novel to be marketed with high-pressure promotional advertising, making use of publisher, mass media, and political party resources to push sales up to 600,000 copies in less than six months. Morante married Alberto Moravia in 1941, and they separated in 1962.

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