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Adventures of Pinocchio

by Carlo Collodi

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ISBN: 9780199553983
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The story of the wooden puppet who learns goodness and becomes a real boy is famous the world over, and has been familiar in English for over a century. This new translation does full justice to the vibrancy and wit of Collodi's original. Far more sophisticated, funny, and hard-hitting than the many abridged versions (and the sentimentalized film) of the story would suggest, Ann Lawson Lucas's translation captures the complexity of Collodi's word-play, slapstick humour, and immediacy of dialogue.
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  • Paperback
    $21.96
ISBN: 9780199553983
ANNOTATION:
The story of the wooden puppet who learns goodness and becomes a real boy is famous the world over, and has been familiar in English for over a century. This new translation does full justice to the vibrancy and wit of Collodi's original. Far more sophisticated, funny, and hard-hitting than the many abridged versions (and the sentimentalized film) of the story would suggest, Ann Lawson Lucas's translation captures the complexity of Collodi's word-play, slapstick humour, and immediacy of dialogue.

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The story of the wooden puppet who learns goodness and becomes a real boy is famous the world over, and has been familiar in English for over a century. This new translation does full justice to the vibrancy and wit of Collodi's original. Far more sophisticated, funny, and hard-hitting than the many abridged versions (and the sentimentalized film) of the story would suggest, Ann Lawson Lucas's translation captures the complexity of Collodi's word-play, slapstick humour, and immediacy of dialogue.

Publisher Description

The story of the wooden puppet who learns goodness and becomes a real boy is famous the world over, and has been familiar in English for over a century. This new translation does full justice to the vibrancy and wit of Collodi's original. Far more sophisticated, funny, and hard-hitting than the many abridged versions (and the sentimentalized film) of the story would suggest, Ann Lawson Lucas's translation captures the complexity of Collodi's word-play, slapstick humour, and immediacy of dialogue.

Author Biography

Nicholas J. Perella is Professor of Italian at the University of California, Berkeley.

Review

It is precisely by virtue of its extremely rich literary stratification paried with vivid realism that The Adventures of Pinocchio remain to this day enormously readable and enjoyable. This is a more than extraordinary achievement. - Katia Pizzi. Italian Studies. 1998. `'an authoritative new translation ... sets new standards for the English text'' Brian Alderson, Books for Keeps, January 2001

Product Details

Author
Carlo Collodi
Pages
256
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Series
Oxford World's Classics
Year
2009
ISBN-10
019955398X
ISBN-13
9780199553983
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2009-06-25
Media
Book
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
original illustrations
Translator
Ann Lawson Lucas
Short Title
ADV OF PINOCCHIO
Language
English
Abridged
Yes
Audience
General/Trade