The House by the Medlar-Tree

By: Giovanni Verga
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The House by the Medlar-Tree" Giovanni Verga stands as a masterpiece of 19th-century Italian literature, epitomizing the realist tradition while offering a profound exploration of Sicilian rural life. Set amidst the rustic landscapes of Sicily, this novel delves into the complexities of social class, poverty, and honor, weaving a poignant family saga that unfolds with tragicomic flair. Within the framework of realism, Verga meticulously portrays the traditional values and customs of Sicilian society, capturing the essence of rural life with remarkable authenticity. Through vivid descriptions and rich characterizations, the novel immerses readers in the psychological depth of its protagonists, revealing their struggles, aspirations, and conflicts. At its core, "The House by the Medlar-Tree" is a tragicomedy that navigates the intricate dynamics of family relationships and societal expectations. Against the backdrop of Sicily's rugged terrain, the characters grapple with the harsh realities of poverty and social hierarchy, confronting their own sense of honor and morality in the process. Through Verga's masterful storytelling, this Sicilian novel transcends its time and place, offering timeless insights into the human condition while shedding light on the enduring power of tradition and resilience in the face of adversity.

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Giovanni Verga

Giovanni Verga was an Italian realism (verista) writer best known for his descriptions of life in Sicily, particularly the short story and subsequent play Cavalleria rusticana and the novel I Malavoglia (The House by the Medlar Tree). Verga, the first son of Giovanni Battista Catalano Verga and Caterina Di Mauro, was born into an affluent family in Catania, Sicily. He began writing in his teens and published the historical novel Amore Patria (Love and Homeland) when he was only 16. Although he was technically studying law at the University of Catania, he used money entrusted to him by his father to publish his I carbonari della montagna (The Carbonari of the Mountain) in 1861-1862. In 1920, he was appointed Senator of the Kingdom for life. He died from a cerebral thrombosis in 1922. He was an atheist. In 2022, the official Verga 100 event was started, commemorating the writer's century with a variety of events from Palermo to Milan, including theater, musical performances, cinema, and a book festival. Verga returned to Catania in 1894, living in the same house where he had grown up. This home in Via Sant'Anna #8 in Catania has been converted into an author museum. The Casa-Museo Giovanni Verga is housed on the second floor of an unassuming 18th-century palace. The furnishings were those that existed at the time of his death, including his extensive personal library.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 176pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362767732
  • ISBN-13: 9789362767738
  • Item Weight: 228.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 10.0mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Literary