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By (author) Carlo Collodi
Introduction by Umberto Eco
Translated by Geoffrey Brock
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Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Book DescriptionThough one of the best-known books in the world, Pinocchio at the same time remains unknown-linked in many minds to the Walt Disney movie that bears little relation to Carlo Collodi's splendid original. Yet it is hardly a sentimental or morally improving tale. To the contrary, Pinocchio is one of the great subversives of the written page, a madcap genius hurtled along at the pleasure and mercy of his desires, a renegade who in many ways resembles his near contemporary Huck Finn. Pinocchio the novel, no less than Pinocchio the character, is one of the great inventions of modern literature. The book merges the traditions of the picaresque, of street theater, and of folk and fairy tales into a work that is at once adventure, satire, and a powerful enchantment. Thronged with memorable characters and composed with the fluid but inevitable logic of a dream, Pinocchio is an endlessly fascinating work that is essential equipment for life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781590172896
(204mm x 130mm x 11mm)
Imprint: NYRB Classics
Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Carlo Collodi
Mini Classic, Paperback (September 2016)
Delightfully written, Mini Classic Pinocchio follows the exciting adventures of a mischievous wooden puppet who wants to become a boy. Join Pinocchio as he runs away to the puppet theatre, gets led astray by a cunning fox and cat, and meets the terrible Dogfish.
Oxford Reading Tree Treetops Greatest Stories: Oxford, Paperback (May 2016)
Pinocchio may be made of wood, but this little puppet leads an exciting and dangerous life! Can he learn the difference between right and wrong? TreeTops Greatest Stories is a series of timeless classics for children aged 711. Its much-loved stories, beautiful artwork and careful levelling make it easy to select books that children will love.
Adventures of Pipi the Pink Monkey, Paperback (October 2015)
Collodi wrote this story immediately after Pinocchio, and the little monkey's adventures present clear similarities, both in terms of themes and characters, with his more celebrated masterpiece. This rediscovered gem of Italian literature is here adapted and expanded by Alessandro Gallenzi and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
Adventures of Pinocchio, Paperback (September 2014)» View all books by Carlo Collodi
A great companion for thinkers or artists to put their thoughts, notes, and sketches, these blank journals include intriguing quotes and unique illustrations from literary classics on cream colored, acid free, archival quality, lined pages.
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Author Biography - Carlo Collodi
Carlo Collodi (1826-1890) is the pen name of Carlo Lorenzini. He worked as a journalist before publishing The Adventures of Pinocchio in 1883. Translated into more than ninety languages, Pinocchio has never been out of print. Umberto Eco is an Italian philosopher and novelist, best known for his novel The Name of the Rose (Il nome della rosa) and his many essays. Geoffrey Brock is a poet and the translator of many books, including Disaffections by Cesare Pavese and The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco. He teaches in the University of Arkansas Programs in Creative Writing and Translation in Fayetteville.
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