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Mondadori Cles

Overview
Works: 39,457 works in 59,637 publications in 1 language and 409,940 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Satire  Detective and mystery fiction  Fables  Science fiction  War fiction  History  Historical fiction  War stories 
Roles: Printer, Editor, Other
Classifications: PT2635.E68, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Mondadori
Animal farm by George Orwell( Book )

41 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in Italian and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government
The late Mattia Pascal by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

41 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in Italian and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pietra miliare della narrativa del XX secolo, "Il fu Mattia Pascal" racconta di uno sfaccendato bibliotecario di un ipotetico paesino della Liguria, odiato da moglie e suocera e con un occhio strabico, simbolo inequivocabile di uno sguardo deformante sul reale. La vicenda si svolge tutta sotto il segno del fortuito e dell'imprevisto. Imprevisto è il suo stesso matrimonio, cui finisce obbligato dall'eccessiva disponibilità alle occorrenze del caso. Ma sarà ancora il caso (o il diavolo?) a sottrarre Mattia alle infelici conseguenze dei suoi atti: un'eccezionale vincita al gioco e un provvido scambio di persona (o meglio, di cadavere) lo renderanno improvvisamente ricco e libero
Fontamara by Ignazio Silone( Book )

39 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in Italian and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting of this novel is poverty-stricken southern Italy under Mussolini's fascist regime -- but it could easily be any time, anywhere that the helpless and dispossessed see their very existence threatened by the powers that rule and own the earth. Ignazio Silone's searingly compassionate vision of the human condition gives a fable-like quality to this story of peasants searching for a way to stop the legal theft of their vital source of water -- a story that comes to center around Berardo, the untutored, hot-tempered young man who becomes their leader and eventually a martyr. There is no idealistic rhetoric in this deeply moving novel; instead there is a blend of pungent reality and earthy humor, of cutting irony and the unsentimental facing of facts, that makes "Fontamara" one of the major works of fiction to emerge form the social, political, and economic crucible of the 1930s. -- From publisher's description
Cien años de soledad by Gabriel García Márquez( Book )

33 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in Italian and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family
The Tartar steppe by Dino Buzzati( Book )

29 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in Italian and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Often likened to Kafka's The Castle, The Tartar Steppe is both a scathing critique of military life and a meditation on the human thirst for glory. It tells of young Giovanni Drogo, who is posted to a distant fort overlooking the vast Tartar steppe. Although not intending to stay, Giovanni suddenly finds that years have passed, as, almost without his noticing, he has come to share the others' wait for a foreign invasion that never happens. Over time the fort is downgraded and Giovanni's ambitions fade--until the day the enemy begins massing on the desolate steppe."--Publisher's website
To have or to be? by Erich Fromm( Book )

44 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in Italian and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses and analyzes two modes of existence: the "having" mode, which concentrates on material possessions, and the "being" mode, which is based in love
All quiet on the Western front by Erich Maria Remarque( Book )

26 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in Italian and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches. And as horrible war plods on year after year, Paul holds fast to a single vow: to fight against the principles of hate that meaninglessly pits young men of the same generation but different uniforms against each other--if only he can come out of the war alive
The Da Vinci code : a novel by Dan Brown( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Italian and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci--clues visible for all to see--yet ingeniously disguised by the painter. Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion--an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others. In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory's ancient secret--and an explosive historical truth--will be lost forever
Don't move by Margaret Mazzantini( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in Italian and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a confession to his comatose daughter, a respected surgeon recounts how he entered into an obsessive extramarital affair with the girl's mother and committed an act of unbridled rage that resulted in her conception
Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in Italian and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1930, Narcissus and Goldmuna is the story of two diametrically opposite men: one, an ascetic monk firm in his religious commitment, and the other, a romantic youth hungry for worldly experience. Hesse was a great writer in precisely the modern sense: complex, subtle, allusive: alive to the importance of play. Narcissus and Goldmuna is his very best. What makes this short book so limitlessly vast is the body-and-soul-shaking debate that runs through it, which it has the honesty and courage not to resolve: between the flesh and spirit, art and scientific or religious speculation, action and contemplation. -- from WorldCat record
Gomorra : viaggio nell'impero economico e nel sogno di dominio della camorra by Roberto Saviano( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Italian and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major bestseller in Italy, this is a heroic young man's account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network with a large international reach and stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs, and toxic-waste disposal. Known by insiders as "the System," the Camorra affects cities and villages along the Neapolitan coast, and is the deciding factor in why Campania, for instance, has the highest murder rate in all of Europe and why cancer levels there have skyrocketed in recent years. Author Saviano, who saw his first murder at age 14, worked under cover to investigate the Camorra's control of Chinese factories contracted to manufacture fashion goods, legally and illegally, for distribution around the world, and relates how the abusive handling of toxic waste is causing devastating pollution not only for Naples but also China and Somalia.--From publisher description of the English translation
Born twice by Giuseppe Pontiggia( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in Italian and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Che cosa succede in una famiglia quando nasce un figlio handicappato, come si evolvono le paure, le speranze, l'angoscia, le normali esperienze di tutti i giorni. Come reagiscono i familiari, gli amici, i medici, la gente, e il padre, la madre, il fratello. I bambini disabili, come suggerisce il titolo, nascono due volte: la prima li vede impreparati al mondo, la seconda è una rinascita affidata all'amore e alla intelligenza degli altri. Coloro che nascono con un handicap devono conquistarsi giorno per giorno, più degli altri il proprio diritto alla felicità. Il libro è un romanzo coraggioso e anticonformista che alterna a pagine tese, drammatiche e commoventi altre eccentriche o decisamente comiche
I kill by Giorgio Faletti( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Italian and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FBI agent Frank Ottobre is recovering in Monaco from his wife's death by visiting his friend police commissioner Nicolas Hulot when the first deaths occur, of an American race car driver and the celebrated driver's chess champion girlfriend. Ottobre is soon drawn into a baffling case where the killer goads police with untraceable phone calls to Jean-Loup Verdier, the principality's most popular radio host, before each murder
L'ombra del vento by Carlos Ruiz Zafón( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Italian and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una mattina del 1945 il proprietario di un modesto negozio di libri usati conduce il figlio undicenne, Daniel, nel cuore della città vecchia di Barcellona al Cimitero dei Libri Dimenticati, un luogo in cui migliaia di libri di cui il tempo ha cancellato il ricordo, vengono sottratti all'oblio. Qui Daniel entra in possesso del libro "maledetto" che cambierà il corso della sua vita, introducendolo in un labirinto di intrighi legati alla figura del suo autore e da tempo sepolti nell'anima oscura della città. Un romanzo in cui i bagliori di un passato inquietante si riverberano sul presente del giovane protagonista, in una Barcellona dalla duplice identità: quella ricca ed elegante degli ultimi splendori del Modernismo e quella cupa del dopoguerra
Il segreto di Luca : romanzo by Ignazio Silone( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in Italian and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why an innocent man spends forty years in prison and why the villagers betray him
Queste oscure materie by Philip Pullman( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The path to the nest of spiders by Italo Calvino( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in Italian and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young orphan who joins the Italian Resistance against the occupying forces from Germany during World War II discovers some spiders nests in which he hides a gun that he steals from a German soldier
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in Italian and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In un'allucinante società del futuro si cercano, per bruciarli, gli ultimi libri scampati a una distruzione sistematica e conservati illegalmente. Il romanzo più conosciuto del celebre scrittore americano di fantascienza
Bianca come il latte rossa come il sangue : romanzo by Alessandro D'Avenia( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in Italian and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo è un sedicenne come tanti: ama le chiacchiere con gli amici, il calcetto, le scorribande in motorino e vive in perfetta simbiosi con il suo iPod. Le ore passate a scuola sono uno strazio, i professori "una specie protetta che speri si estingua definitivamente". Così, quando arriva un nuovo supplente di storia e filosofia, lui si prepara ad accoglierlo con cinismo e palline inzuppate di saliva. Ma questo giovane insegnante è diverso: una luce gli brilla negli occhi quando spiega, quando sprona gli studenti a vivere intensamente, a cercare il proprio sogno. Leo sente in sé la forza di un leone, ma c'è un nemico che lo atterrisce: il bianco. Il bianco è l'assenza, tutto ciò che nella sua vita riguarda la privazione e la perdita è bianco. Il rosso invece è il colore dell'amore, della passione, del sangue; rosso è il colore dei capelli di Beatrice. Perché un sogno Leo ce l'ha e si chiama Beatrice, anche se lei ancora non lo sa. Leo ha anche una realtà, più vicina, e, come tutte le presenze vicine, più difficile da vedere: Silvia è la sua realtà affidabile e serena. Quando scopre che Beatrice è ammalata e che la malattia ha a che fare con quel bianco che tanto lo spaventa, Leo dovrà scavare a fondo dentro di sé, sanguinare e rinascere, per capire che i sogni non possono morire e trovare il coraggio di credere in qualcosa di più grande
The house by the medlar tree by Giovanni Verga( Book )

38 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in Italian and held by 127 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
 
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Gomorra : viaggio nell'impero economico e nel sogno di dominio della camorra
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Gomorra : viaggio nell'impero economico e nel sogno di dominio della camorraThe house by the medlar tree
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Italian (411)