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Verga, Giovanni 1840-1922

Overview
Works: 1,181 works in 5,769 publications in 20 languages and 40,071 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Film and video adaptations  Textbooks  Librettos 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Librettist, Other, Artist, Author of screenplay, Dedicatee, Honoree, Photographer, Creator, Editor, Contributor
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 )
773 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 3,970 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 )
509 editions published between 1874 and 2012 in 17 languages and held by 2,849 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 )
74 editions published between 1833 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lawrence's translations of Verga's Sicilian short stories are classics in their genre, perfectly capturing their cunning fusion of artlessness, austere detachment and skilfully engineered spontaneity as well as retaining something of that lofty style for which Verga's Italian contemporaries so admired him. For seekers after the truth at the heart of Sicily's enigma, this is required reading.' The Observer 'The best of these stories (Liberty, The Gentry) have the directness, even a brutality, to match Cormac McCarthy, and Lawrence's translation is exemplary.' Shaun Whiteside in The Times 'In these stories the whole of Sicily of the eighteen-sixties lives before us - poor gentry, priests, rich landowners, farmers, peasants, animals, seasons and scenery; and whether his subjects be the brutal bloodshed of an abortive revolution or the simple human comedy that can even attend deep mourning, Verga never loses his complete artistic mastery of his material. He throws the whole of his pity into the intensity of his art, and with the simplicity only attainable by genius lays bare beneath all the sweat and tears and clamour of day-to-day humanity those mysterious 'mortal things which touch the mind.'
Cavalleria rusticana : opera in one act by Giovanni Verga( Book )
111 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,006 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
Tutte le novelle by Giovanni Verga( Book )
225 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sparrow : the story of a songbird by Giovanni Verga( Book )
156 editions published between 1872 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The she-wolf, and other stories by Giovanni Verga( Book )
12 editions published between 1958 and 1982 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le novelle by Giovanni Verga( Book )
171 editions published between 1880 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opere by Giovanni Verga( Book )
47 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Teatro by Giovanni Verga( Book )
61 editions published between 1912 and 2000 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eros by Giovanni Verga( Book )
92 editions published between 1875 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plays of the Italian theatre by Isaac Goldberg( Book )
3 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vita dei campi by Giovanni Verga( Book )
76 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verhalen over het Siciliaanse landleven
Drammi intimi by Giovanni Verga( Book )
30 editions published between 1884 and 1996 in Italian and French and held by 240 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 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il marito di Elena by Giovanni Verga( Book )
67 editions published between 1882 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tigre reale by Giovanni Verga( Book )
49 editions published between 1875 and 2013 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mortal sin by Giovanni Verga( Book )
43 editions published between 1893 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Una peccatrice, Storia di una capinera, Eva, Tigre reale by Giovanni Verga( Book )
67 editions published between 1943 and 1990 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don Candeloro e Ci. by Giovanni Verga( Book )
53 editions published between 1894 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
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
Верга, Джованни 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 (2,363)
English (206)
Spanish (58)
German (51)
French (46)
Catalan (16)
Dutch (8)
Czech (7)
Japanese (5)
Croatian (3)
Polish (3)
Portuguese (3)
Chinese (2)
Romanian (2)
Greek, Modern (2)
Turkish (1)
Swedish (1)
Slovak (1)
Hebrew (1)
Latin (1)
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