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  • Published: 18 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141192185
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 848
  • RRP: $49.99
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The Novel of Ferrara




For the first time, the complete masterpiece in English.

Set in the northern Italian town of Ferrara before, during, and after the Second World War, The Novel of Ferrara brings together Bassani's six classic books, fully revised as a single volume by the author at the end of his life: Within the Walls, The Gold-Rimmed Spectacles, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Behind the Door, The Heron and The Smell of Hay.

These interlocking stories present a fully rounded world of unforgettable characters, memorializing not only the Ferrarese people, but the city itself, which assumes a character and a voice deeply inflected by the Jewish community to which the narrator belongs.

  • Pub date: 18 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780141192185
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 848
  • RRP: $49.99

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