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Recommended fantasy books (6)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into fantasy here are some fantasy books from Italy for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.

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Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
In Kublai Khan's garden, at sunset, the young Marco Polo diverts the aged emperor from his obsession with the impending end of his empire with tales of countless cities past, present, and future.

2.

Sometimes the Soul : Two Novellas of Sicily by Gioia Timpanelli EN

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Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
"A Knot of Tears"--the story of a baroness and a sailor and his parrot; "Rusina, Not Quite in Love"--a "Beauty and the Beast" tale of a lovely young woman and a devastatingly ugly man who shows her the true meaning of beauty.

3.

The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi EN

Rating: 4 (4 votes)
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
"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."

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The Divine Comedy : The Inferno, the Purgatorio, and the Paradiso by Dante Alighieri EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
For the first time, John Ciardi's translations of Dante's three soaring canticles have been gathered together in a single volume.

5.

The Inferno by Dante Alighieri EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
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.

6.

The Twenty Days of Turin by Giorgio De Maria EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
Description:
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