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Classics/modern classics The beautiful summer

  • By Cesare Pavese
  • Price: £7.99
  • ISBN: 9780241983393
  • Availability: Limited Stock

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'An astonishing portrait of an innocent on the verge of discovering the cruelties of love... an inimitable read.. there are whispers here of the future work of Elena Ferrante' Elizabeth Strout, from the introduction'Life was a perpetual holiday in those days...'Italy, 1930s.

It's the height of summer and sixteen-year-old Ginia is desperate for adventure. So begins a fateful friendship with Amelia, a stylish and sophisticated artist's model who envelops her in a dazzling new world of bohemian artists and intoxicating freedom. Under the spell of her new friends, Ginia soon falls in love with Guido, an enigmatic young painter.

It's the start of a desperate love affair, charged with false hope and overwhelming passion - destined to last no longer than the course of a summer. The Beautiful Summer is a gorgeous coming-of-age tale of lost innocence and first love, by one of Italy's greatest writers. 'Pavese, to me, is a constant source of inspiration' Jhumpa Lahiri'One of the few essential novelists of the mid-twentieth century' Susan Sontag'[Pavese writes books ofß extraordinary depth where one never stops finding new levels, new meaning' Italo Calvino

Title details

Series Classics/modern classics Title The beautiful summer
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date May 2018 Authors Cesare Pavese
Binding Paperback Pages 112
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 95
ESB Code 56287 ISBN 9780241983393
Inspection Copy No Delivery Limited Stock
  Price £7.99

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