The Land of Cockayne A Novel

By: Matilde Serao
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Land of Cockayne: A Novel" by Matilde Serao, a cornerstone of Italian literature, vividly portrays Naples through realism. Set in the bustling urban life of Naples, Serao exposes society's moral decay and rampant corruption. Through piercing satire, she critiques the stark class division between the wealthy elite and the impoverished masses, highlighting the harsh realities of poverty. The novel serves as a poignant political commentary, revealing the consequences of societal neglect and moral degradation on human nature. In this masterpiece, Serao employs symbolism to depict Naples as both a beacon of wealth and a cesspool of moral decay. The city becomes a microcosm of broader societal issues, where the pursuit of wealth often leads to the erosion of morality. Through rich character development and intricate plotlines, Serao delves into the complexities of human nature, exploring themes of ambition, greed, and redemption. "The Land of Cockayne" stands as a timeless portrayal of Naples and a powerful social critique, challenging readers to confront the moral and ethical dilemmas embedded within society. Serao's masterful storytelling and keen observations make this novel a must-read for anyone interested in the intricacies of human society and the timeless struggle between wealth and morality.

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Matilde Serao

Matilde Serao, an influential Italian journalist and novelist, left an indelible mark on Italian literature along with her insightful works. Born in 1856, Serao was a trailblazer for girls in journalism and literature at some stage in the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. Her masterpiece, "The Desire of Life" exemplifies her literary prowess and societal critique. "The Desire of Life" is a compelling exploration of the human situation, love, and the pursuit of achievement. Serao weaves a rich narrative that delves into the lives of her characters, depicting the struggles and aspirations of people in opposition to the backdrop of societal expectancies. The novel displays Serao keen observations of the complexities of human relationships and her capacity to dissect the cultural and social cloth of her time. Serao, acknowledged for her dedication to realism, brought a clean attitude to literature thru her engaging storytelling and bright characterizations. As a co-founder of the newspaper "Mattino," she additionally made huge contributions to Italian journalism. Matilde Serao legacy endures as a literary pioneer who challenged gender norms and societal conventions. Through works like "The Desire of Life," she is still celebrated for her profound insights into the human revel in and her have an impact on Italian literature.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 342 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363057607
  • ISBN-13: 9789363057609
  • Item Weight: 444.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 18.9mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / General