WorldCat Identities

Paige, Paula Spurlin

Works: 4 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 1,296 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: G420.M2, 910.41
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paula Spurlin Paige
The voyage of Magellan; the journal of Antonio Pigafetta by Antonio Pigafetta( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small-town marriage by Colombi( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman trapped in a provincial town dreams of being rescued by love. But the Marchesa Colombi puts a twist on that old plot in her story of Denza Dellara, a clumsy Cinderella too big for her hand-me-downs and saddled with a family that seems to go to great lengths to frustrate her hopes -- and to make her see reality. To escape everyday boredom, Denza conceives a love for the most unlikely of Prince Charmings, the gargantuan Onorato, a rich local who quotes opera to her but cannot possibly marry a girl without a dowry. Denza carries on a romantic vigil for her "elephant" while lamenting her many woes, until she catches the attention of a prosperous farmer. This Frog Prince has an enormous wart on his forehead, but he can end her daydreaming and save her from impending spinsterhood ... if she lets him. Paula Spurlin Paige's engaging translation at last introduces this masterpiece of modern Italian literature to an English-speaking audience
Unmarried women : stories by Matilde Serao( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matilde Serao is widely regarded as the most successful Italian woman journalist of the nineteenth century as well as being an important writer of fiction. A great observer of life, Serao focused her writing directly on the most pressing problems of a newly unified Italy, urban poverty, and the North/South divide. This collection, the first to make Serao's short stories available in English translation, reflects this naturalistic writer's interest in the everyday drama of the lives of women in the Italy of her day.--Publisher's description
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.36 (from 0.08 for The voyage ... to 0.58 for Unmarried ...)

A small-town marriage
Unmarried women : stories
English (11)