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Life in the Country - Verga, Giovanni, and Nichols, J. G. (Translated by)
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Published in 1880, one year before Verga's influential novel The Malavoglias, Life in the Country first marked his stylistic shift towards the verismo school of Italian realism. The collection's centrepiece, `Rustic Honour' (`Cavalleria rusticana') - which was famously adapted into a play by the author before becoming an opera by Mascagni - tells the tale of Turiddu, a poor young man who returns from military service and finds himself embroiled in adultery and a feud with a rival. Also including the well-known stories `She ...

Life in the Country 2018, Alma Classics, Richmond

ISBN-13: 9781847497710


Life in the Country 2003, Hesperus Press

ISBN-13: 9781843910428

Trade paperback