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Verga, Giovanni 1840-1922

Overview
Works: 1,303 works in 5,289 publications in 13 languages and 38,745 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Artist, Dedicatee, Photographer, Honoree, Creator, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: PQ4734.V5, 853.8
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Most widely held works by Giovanni Verga
Mastro-don Gesualdo by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
431 editions published between 1890 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 2,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I Malavoglia by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
570 editions published between 1881 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,902 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 )
23 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in English and held by 948 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
Tutte le novelle by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
183 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The house by the medlar tree by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
10 editions published between 1950 and 1975 in English and held by 593 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
Opere by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
33 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in Italian and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The house by the medlar tree by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
4 editions published between 1955 and 1984 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The story of the Malavoglia, a family of poor Sicilian fishermen, is Verga's moving rendering of the theme of mankind's struggle for self-betterment, the dignity of the struggle in the face of poverty and hardship, and the tragedy that the struggle inevitably incurs."--Cover
Mastro-don Gesualdo : a novel by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
3 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 406 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."--p.x
Storia di una capinera by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
118 editions published between 1873 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The she-wolf, and other stories by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
4 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novelle by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
123 editions published between 1880 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The house by the medlar tree by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
10 editions published between 1890 and 2003 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plays of the Italian theatre by Isaac Goldberg ( Book )
3 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cavalleria rusticana : and other stories by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
29 editions published between 1892 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The she-wolf : and other stories by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
6 editions published between 1958 and 1973 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eros by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
76 editions published between 1875 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cavalleria rusticana and other stories by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 237 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
Il marito di Elena by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
60 editions published between 1882 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The house by the medlar tree by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Teatro by Giovanni Verga ( Book )
27 editions published between 1912 and 1966 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Verga, Dzhovani
Verga, Dzhovani, 1840-1922
Verga, Džovanni, 1840-1922
Verga, Džuzeppe.
Verga, G.
Verga, Giovanni
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 (1,638)
English (145)
French (14)
German (7)
Spanish (5)
Portuguese (2)
Hungarian (2)
Romanian (1)
Swedish (1)
Polish (1)
Slovak (1)
Latin (1)
Czech (1)
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