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  • Published: 29 November 1973
  • ISBN: 9780140021967
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $19.99

Italian Short Stories


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The eight stories in this collection, by Moravian, Pavese, Pratolina, and other modern writers, have been selected as being representative of contemporary Italian writing. The English translations provided are literal rather than literary, and there are notes and biographies to help the student of Italian. However, the volume can also be helpful to Italians, who can improve their English by studying a strict rendering of stories with which thet may already be familiar.

  • Pub date: 29 November 1973
  • ISBN: 9780140021967
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Raleigh Trevelyan

Raleigh Trevelyan was born in 1923 in the Andaman Islands. The son of an Indian Army officer, he spent much of his childhood in Kashmir. As a young officer in the Rifle Brigade and seconded to the Green Howards, he landed at Anzio and within the next four months was twice wounded. He remained in Italy until 1946 when he returned to England, first to work in a merchant bank and then to become a publisher. His previous books include The Fortress, Princes Under the Volcano, A Hermit Disclosed, The Big Tomato, The Shadow of Vesuvius and A Pre-Raphaelite Circle.

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