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Verga, Giovanni 1840-1922

Overview
Works: 1,217 works in 5,177 publications in 18 languages and 39,327 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Film adaptations  Musical settings  Operas  Biography  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Filmed operas 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Librettist, Other, Artist, Honoree, Author of screenplay, Photographer, Lyricist, Dedicatee, Creator, Contributor, Editor
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 )

610 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,530 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 )

315 editions published between 1890 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,180 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 )

90 editions published between 1833 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories collected in Little novels of Sicily are drawn from the Sicily of Giovanni Verga's childhood. At the time, reported to be the poorest place in Europe
Tutte le novelle by Giovanni Verga( Book )

223 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cavalleria rusticana and other stories by Giovanni Verga( Book )

21 editions published between 1895 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 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
The she-wolf, and other stories by Giovanni Verga( Book )

14 editions published between 1958 and 1982 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

99 editions published between 1872 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opere by Giovanni Verga( Book )

35 editions published between 1939 and 2007 in Italian and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una peccatrice, Storia di una capinera, Eva, Tigre reale by Giovanni Verga( Book )

89 editions published between 1893 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nel capitolo di introduzione de Una peccatrice troverete l'inizio di una storia che parte dal suo epilogo. Il personaggio maschile che assume il ruolo di protagonista è Pietro Brusio un ragazzo che studia legge a Catania ma è attratto dalle lettere. Passeggiando in campagna, un giorno, vide di sfuggita Narcisa Valderi già moglie del conte di Prato. Da quel giorno il ragazzo non poté fare a meno di pensare alla donna perché se ne era innamorato. Non è difficile trovare delle somiglianze del protagonista con l'autore siciliano dell'opera Giovanni Verga. Il romanzo venne pubblicato nel 1866 e sin da subito venne accolto positivamente dal pubblico. In particolare, ricevette una recensione positiva su una famosa rivista viennese ancor prima di essere pubblicato. La recensione fu scritta da Ludmilla Assing, scrittrice tedesca che a Firenze riuniva diversi letterati in un salotto molto frequentato. La stesura del romanzo, probabilmente, risaliva ad un anno prima, il 1865, quando lo scrittore nel corso di un viaggio a Firenze, portò il suo manoscritto con se. La stesura di questo romanzo, infatti, risale al periodo fiorentino dell'autore che si recò a Firenze contro voglia e vi rimase da gennaio a maggio del 1865. A quel periodo risale anche al commedia I nuovi tartufi che vide la stampa soltanto nel 1892 probabilmente perché venne inviata sotto anonimato al Concorso Drammatico indetto da una Società che incoraggiava il teatro. Il romanzo non vinse. Firenze era il luogo dove si radunavano intellettuali italiani e stranieri anche perché era la capitale del Regno. Tra questi spiccava Luigi Capuana, critico de La Nazione, Michele Rapisardi e Antonino Gandolfo, entrambi pittori e Mario Rapisardi, poeta. Quei mesi a Firenze furono fondamentali per formare la letteratura successiva propria dell'autore siciliano grazie al contatto con artisti, musicisti e uomini politici. Frequentò, infatti, diversi salotti culturali
Le novelle by Giovanni Verga( Book )

67 editions published between 1914 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

95 editions published between 1884 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis of the opera in brief story form
Eros by Giovanni Verga( Book )

94 editions published between 1875 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays of the Italian theatre by Isaac Goldberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dal tuo al mio by Giovanni Verga( Book )

31 editions published between 1906 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il marito di Elena by Giovanni Verga( Book )

69 editions published between 1882 and 2015 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drammi intimi by Giovanni Verga( Book )

21 editions published between 1884 and 1990 in Italian and French and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana Pagliacci by Pietro Mascagni( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cavalleria Rusticana: Performance of the one-act opera by Pietro Mascagni. Pagliacci: Performance of the two-act opera by Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Novelle by Giovanni Verga( Book )

81 editions published between 1880 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vita dei campi by Giovanni Verga( Book )

47 editions published between 1880 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eva by Giovanni Verga( Book )

66 editions published between 1873 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The house by the medlar tree
Alternative Names
Giovanni Verga écrivain italien

Giovanni Verga escritor italiano

Giovanni Verga Italiaans schrijver

Giovanni Verga Italian writer

Giovanni Verga italienischer Schriftsteller

Giovanni Verga italiensk författare

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

베르가, 조반니 1840-1922

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 nouvellesErosD.H. Lawrence's Italian travel literature and translations of Giovanni Verga : a Bakhtinian reading