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The gadfly

By: E. L. Voynich
Published By: Double9 Books
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E. L. Voynich's historical book "The Gadfly" is located in Italy in the middle of the 19th century. A young Englishman named Arthur Burton, who joins the Italian revolutionary movement against Austrian control, is the focus of the narrative. Arthur, who was born and raised in Italy and whose mother is Italian, has a strong feeling of devotion for the nation and its citizens. He goes on to become a writer and utilizes his work to promote social justice and political change. Along the process, Arthur develops feelings for Gemma, a young lady active in the revolutionary cause. Their political views and the risks they encounter as campaigners strain their relationship. As the uprising gathers steam, Arthur becomes more and more active and adopts a new persona as "the Gadfly," a stand-in for the resistance against Austrian oppression. With Arthur and Gemma at the heart of the action, the book's dramatic clash between the rebels and the Austrian army serves as its climax. Ultimately, "The Gadfly" is a riveting and moving book that examines political action, love, and devotion. It provides a vivid portrayal of Italian life in the 19th century as well as the conflicts experienced by people who battled for freedom and social justice.

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E. L. Voynich

Irish author and musician E. L. Voynich (1864–1960) is best known for her historical book "The Gadfly," which was a bestseller and was translated into many languages. Voynich, an excellent pianist who was born in Dublin, Ireland, subsequently resided in London where she studied music. She also had a strong interest in learning languages and was proficient in a number of them, including Italian and Russian. In addition to "The Gadfly," Voynich also produced a number of other books of short stories and novels. Her writings were renowned for their intricate storylines and complex characters, and they often addressed issues of social justice, politics, and personal development. Along with supporting women's rights and serving as a translator for the Women's Social and Political Union, Voynich was a well-known figure in the suffrage campaign. Despite her literary accomplishment, Voynich was hardly recognized during her lifetime, and her books stopped being printed in the middle of the 20th century. Her books have, however, had a recent revival in popularity and are now regarded as significant works of feminist and historical fiction.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 254 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358010533
  • ISBN-13: 9789358010534
  • Item Weight: 304.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 14.2 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Fantasy / General,Fiction / Romance / General,Fiction / Romance / Fantasy