ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Fiction / Literary

Sparrow (Storia di una capinera)

| £5.56 | €6.66 | Ca$9.61 | Au$9.47
by Giovanni Verga
What is this?DRM-PDF | by download   add to wish list
Sparrow (Storia di una capinera) by Giovanni Verga

Set in and around Catania, Sicily, on the verge of the Italian Risorgimento, Sparrow, first published as Storia di una capinera in 1870, tells the story of Maria, the daughter of a low-level bureaucrat, like so many other young women of the time, forced into the convent by economic and social forces. After a brief -- and almost imaginary -- flirtation with the son of neighbors forced together with her family during a cholera epidemic, Maria is sent back into the convent, there to go from disappointed love, to broken health, madness, and death. Verga creates a tour-de-force of emotional intensity that represents one of the late flowerings of the Romantic movement and opens the door to the Realism of the late nineteenth century. Deeply emotional in its revelation, yet bitterly ironic in its criticism of Bourbon Italy's oppression of women, Sparrow still has the capacity to fascinate and outrage while it delights the reader with the bravado of Verga's fictional constructions.

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 442859

Ebook Details
Pages: 128
Size: 371 KB
Publisher: Italica Press, Inc.
Date published:   2006
ISBN: 9781599100593 (DRM-PDF)

DRM Settings
Copying:of 25 selections every 365 days allowed
Printing:of 25 pages every 365 days allowed
Read Aloud:  allowed

This product is listed in the following category:

Fiction > Literary

This author has products in the following categories:

Fiction > Literary
Fiction > Classics
Fiction > Short Stories (single author)
Nonfiction > Foreign Language Study > Italian
Fiction > Cultural Heritage

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

© 2017