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Verga, Giovanni 1840-1922

Overview
Works: 1,013 works in 4,175 publications in 10 languages and 36,446 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, Artist, Photographer, Other, Creator, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PQ4734.V5, 853.8
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Most widely held works by Giovanni Verga
Mastro-don Gesualdo : a novel by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
259 editions published between 1890 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mastro-don Gesualdo is the epic of the economic compulsion that relentlessly drives a man toward the acquisition of great wealth and the power that such wealth generates."--Page x
The house by the medlar tree by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
32 editions published between 1890 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This great classic of Italian fiction tells the story of the Malavoglians, a family of Sicilian fishermen. It is an exciting and tragic record of struggle against material forces which the humble Sicilians did not understand
I Malavoglia by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
348 editions published between 1881 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Slægten Malavoglia er gammel og anset i et lille siciliansk fiskersamfund, men i løbet af 1860erne rammes familien af en række uheld og ulykker, der splitter den
Little novels of Sicily by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
27 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First Published in a single volume in 1883, the stories collected in Little Novels of Sicily are drawn from the Sicily of Giovanni Verga's childhood, reported at the time to be the poorest place in Europe. Verga's style is swift, sure, and implacable; he plunges into his stories almost in midbreath, and tells them with a stark economy of words. There's something dark and tightly coiled at the heart of each story, an ironic, bitter resolution that is belied by the deceptive simplicity of Verga's prose, and Verga strikes just when the reader's not expecting it. Translator D. H. Lawrence surely found echoes of his own upbringing in Verga's sketches of Sicilian life: the class struggle between property owners and tenants, the relationship between men and the land, and the unsentimental, sometimes startlingly lyric evocation of the landscape. Just as Lawrence veers between loving and despising the industrial North and its people, so too Verga shifts between affection for and ironic detachment from the superstitious, uneducated, downtrodden working poor of Sicily. If Verga reserves pity for anyone or anything, it is the children and the animals, but he doesn't spare them. In his experience, it is the innocents who suffer first and last and always. From the Trade Paperback edition
Cavalleria rusticana and other stories by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
89 editions published between 1892 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A new translation of the stories of Giovanni Verga, the greatest Italian short-story writer since Boccaccio." "Born in 1840 into a well-to-do Sicilian family, in the 1870s Verga became an active observer and habitue of Milanese salon society, but eventually found in the everyday lives of Sicilian peasants the inspiration for his finest narratives. Love, adultery and honour are recurring themes in stories set against the scorched landscapes of the slopes of Mount Etna and the Plain of Catania."--BOOK JACKET
The she-wolf, and other stories by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
12 editions published between 1958 and 2006 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tutte le novelle by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
116 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Storia di una capinera by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
134 editions published between 1872 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le novelle by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
89 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opere by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
23 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in Italian and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eros by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
91 editions published between 1875 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plays of the Italian theatre by Isaac Goldberg ( Book )
3 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I Carbonari della montagna : romanzo storico ; Sulle lagune : racconto by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
39 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il marito di Elena by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
69 editions published between 1882 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vita dei campi by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
63 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dal tuo al mio by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
35 editions published between 1906 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drammi intimi by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
27 editions published between 1884 and 1996 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tigre reale by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
46 editions published between 1875 and 2013 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Teatro by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
26 editions published between 1912 and 1988 in Italian and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Per le vie by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
47 editions published between 1883 and 2011 in Italian and English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Verga 1840-1922
Verga, Dzhovani
Verga, Dzhovani 1840-1922
Verga, Džovanni 1840-1922
Verga, Džuzeppe.
Verga, G.
Verga, G. (Giovanni), 1840-1922
Verga, Giovanni
Verga, Giovanni 1840-1922
Verga, Juan 1840-1922
Wei-ni-chia 1840-1922
Верга, Джузеппе
װערגא, דזש 1922־1840
ヴェルガ, G
ヴェルガ, ジョヴァンニ
Languages
Italian (1,498)
English (168)
French (19)
Spanish (15)
German (14)
Catalan (3)
Polish (2)
Turkish (1)
Slovak (1)
Latin (1)
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