Cuore: The Heart of a Boy (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: European)

Cuore: The Heart of a Boy (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: European)

ISBN10: 0720612322
ISBN13: 978-0720612325
Author: -
Title: Cuore: The Heart of a Boy (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: European)
Publisher: Peter Owen Ltd; New edition edition (May 1, 2005)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1672 kb
Size PDF: 1718 kb
Rating: 4.6/5
Votes: 407
Pages: 240 pages
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Cuore: The Heart of a Boy (UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: European)



Representing the Huckleberry Finn of Italy, this is the most read classic in the country. Presented in the form of a diary, its subject is a young boy's life in Turin following Unification in 1870. The narrator, Enrico, writes vividly of school life and the bustling city of vegetable-sellers, chimney sweeps, and carpenters all around him. Like Huck Finn or Dickens, Cuore has been adapted into just about every conceivable medium—films, major television series, radio adaptations, plays, and even comic books. It is a set text on courses from University College London to Harvard and is even a cult classic in Japan in its incarnation as an anime film. From Henry Miller, who wrote a glowing monograph on the book, to world-famous tenor Andrea Bocelli, who wrote a song about it, this simple tale of childhood has inspired all kinds of people and continues to do so today.

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