Displaying the author's acclaimed ability to recast ancient myth and folklore, two companion novellas follow two women, one of wealth and one of poverty, as they struggle to surmount isolation and social hierarchy and win their freedom. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
"The Adventures of Pinocchio is a book by Carlo Collodi, first published in 1883. It tells the story of a poor carpenter named Geppetto who creates a marionette called Pinocchio. A full of mischief boy who gets into trouble the moment he is created, having adventures along the way. He meets lots of characters; one of which is a fairy, who eventually turns Pinocchio into a real boy after he saves her life."
Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious realm of Paradise—the sphere of universal harmony and eternal salvation. 10 illustrations @HolyHaha I have to climb a mountain now? You got to be kidding me. Is this a joke? Who the hell came up with story? VIIIRRRGGGILLLLLLLLLLL! From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
Writing his "Comedy" (the epithet "Divine" was added by later admirers) in exile from his native Florence, Dante aimed to address a world gone astray both morally and politically. It tells the story of a character who is at one and the same time both Dante himself and Everyman.
An NPR Best Book of the Year Written during the height of the 1970s Italian domestic terror, a cult novel, with distinct echoes of Lovecraft and Borges, makes its English-language debut. In the spare wing of a church-run sanatorium, some zealous youths create "the Library," a space where lonely citizens can read one another’s personal diaries and connect with like-minded souls in "dialogues across the ether." But when their scribblings devolve into the ugliest confessions of the macabre, the Library’s users learn too late that a malicious force has consumed their privacy and their sanity. As t... continue