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  • Published: 9 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241634455
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $24.99

Great Italian Stories

10 Parallel Texts

  • Various Authors



A spellbinding selection of short stories in the original Italian alongside their English translations

This new dual-language edition of ten stories selected from The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories celebrates some of the very best twentieth-century literature from Italy. Each story appears in the original Italian alongside an expert English translation, providing unique cultural insight and literary inspiration for language learners. Ranging from a spellbinding tale of the supernatural to a powerful portrait of post-war Italy, this revelatory collection includes works from beloved authors, Italo Calvino, Fausta Cialente, Alba de Céspedes, Grazia Deledda, Natalia Ginzburg, Elsa Morante, Lalla Romano, Umberto Saba, Alberto Savinio, and Elio Vittorini.

  • Published: 9 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9780241634455
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $24.99