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Verga, Giovanni 1840-1922

Overview
Works: 1,196 works in 6,118 publications in 19 languages and 41,549 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Filmed operas  Musical films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Librettist, Other, Artist, Honoree, Dedicatee, Author of screenplay, Photographer, Creator, Contributor, Illustrator, Editor, Lyricist
Classifications: PQ4734.V5, 853.8
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Most widely held works by Giovanni Verga
The house by the medlar tree by Giovanni Verga( Book )

846 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 4,076 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
Mastro-don Gesualdo : a novel by Giovanni Verga( Book )

532 editions published between 1874 and 2012 in 16 languages and held by 2,719 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
Little novels of Sicily by Giovanni Verga( Book )

64 editions published between 1833 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,039 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 )

300 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The she-wolf, and other stories by Giovanni Verga( Book )

14 editions published between 1958 and 1982 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cavalleria rusticana and other stories by Giovanni Verga( Book )

19 editions published between 1895 and 1999 in English and held by 670 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."--Jacket
Le novelle by Giovanni Verga( Book )

189 editions published between 1880 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sparrow : the story of a songbird by Giovanni Verga( Book )

163 editions published between 1872 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opere by Giovanni Verga( Book )

51 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cavalleria rusticana ed altre novelle = Cavalleria rusticana et autres nouvelles by Giovanni Verga( Book )

128 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De cette nouvelle "Cavalleria rusticana", appartenant à un recueil publié en 1880, l'auteur reprendra le thème pour donner un drame en un acte du même nom, en 1884
Una peccatrice, Storia di una capinera, Eva, Tigre reale by Giovanni Verga( Book )

115 editions published between 1893 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dal tuo al mio by Giovanni Verga( Book )

56 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eros by Giovanni Verga( Book )

90 editions published between 1875 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays of the Italian theatre by Isaac Goldberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vita dei campi by Giovanni Verga( Book )

83 editions published between 1880 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over het Siciliaanse landleven
Drammi intimi by Giovanni Verga( Book )

33 editions published between 1884 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il marito di Elena by Giovanni Verga( Book )

76 editions published between 1882 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Candeloro e Ci. by Giovanni Verga( Book )

56 editions published between 1894 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teatro by Giovanni Verga( Book )

39 editions published between 1912 and 1988 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni( Visual )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of the one-act opera by Pietro Mascagni
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The house by the medlar tree
Alternative Names
Giovanni Verga crivain italien

Giovanni Verga escritor italiano

Giovanni Verga Italiaans schrijver

Giovanni Verga Italian writer

Giovanni Verga italienischer Schriftsteller

Giovanni Verga italiensk frfattare

Giovanni Verga italiensk skribent

Giovanni Verga Schriftsteller

Giuvanni Verga

Ioannes Verga

Verga 1840-1922

Verga, Dzhovani 1840-1922

Verga, Džovanni 1840-1922

Verga, Džuzeppe.

Verga, G.

Verga, G. 1840-1922

Verga, G. (Giovanni), 1840-1922

Verga, Giovanni

Verga, Juan 1840-1922

Wei-ni-chia 1840-1922

Τζοβάννι Βέργκα

Верга Г. 1840-1922

Верга Д. 1840-1922

Верга, Джованни 1840-1922

Верга, Джузеппе

Верга Н.[!] 1840-1922

Джавані Верга

Джовани Верга

Джованни Верга

Джованні Верга

Ջովաննի Վերգա

ג'ובאני ורגה

װערגא, דזש 1922־1840

جووانی ورگا نویسنده ایتالیایی

جيوفاني فيرغا

조반니 베르가

ヴェルガ, G

ヴェルガ, ジョヴァンニ

ジョヴァンニ・ヴェルガ

乔万尼维尔加

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Mastro-don Gesualdo : a novelLittle novels of SicilyCavalleria rusticana and other storiesSparrow : the story of a songbirdCavalleria rusticana ed altre novelle = Cavalleria rusticana et autres nouvellesErosMastro-don Gesualdo : a novel