** NOT EX-LIBRARY ** NO REMAINDER MARKS ** 562 pages. In sturdy black cloth-coverd boards, silver foil-lettered spine. The book itself is near flawless, shows at most only extremely occasional, very brief and fiant signs of use or age. The book is exceptionally clean, stain-free, square and straight, and it is extremely firm and tight in its binding, with no pages loose, missing, folded or torn. The hinges are sound and undamaged, the corners are sharp and unbumped. The pages are clean and unsoiled. There is no writing, underlining, highlighting or markings of any kind in the book. The dustjacket is exceedingly clean and stain-free, perhaps a bit age-toned, complete and intact, no tears, no chips, no pieces missing, NOT price-clipped, just a touch of occasional, very brief edgewear. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: History was written nearly thirty years after Elsa Morante and Alberto Moravia spent a year in hiding among remote farming villages in the mountains south of Rome. There she witnessed the full impact of the war and first formed the ambition to write an account of what history - the great political events driven by men of power, wealth, and ambition - does when it reaches the realm of ordinary people struggling for life and bread.
The central character in this powerful and unforgiving novel is Ida Mancuso, a schoolteacher whose husband has died and whose feckless teenage son treats the war as his playground. A German soldier on his way to North Africa rapes her, falls in love with her, and leaves her pregnant with a boy whose survival becomes Ida's passion.
Around these two other characters come and go, each caught up by the war which is like a river in flood. We catch glimpses of bombing raids, street crimes, a cattle car from which human cries emerge, an Italian soldier succumbing to frostbite on the Russian front, the dumb endurance of peasants who have lived their whole lives with nothing and now must get by with less than nothing.
Biografía del autor: Elsa Morante was born in 1912 and raised in Rome. In 1941 she married the prominent author Alberto Moravia, whose anti-Fascist reputation forced them to flee the German occupation and hide in the mountains until the Liberation. During this time Morante began to write her first novel, House of Liars. She would complete three more major works during her career, winning the Premio Strega in 1957 for Arturo's Island. Her final novel, Aracoeli, earned her the Prix Medicis Etranger in 1985, the year of her death.
Título: History : A Novel
Año de publicación: 1977
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: Fine
Edición: First American Edition
Descripción Knopf, 1977. Estado de conservación: Good. First edition.. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP88957562
Descripción Knopf, 1977. Estado de conservación: Good. First edition.. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP10820619
Descripción Knopf, 1977. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG039449802X
Descripción Knopf, 1977. Estado de conservación: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_usedgood_039449802X
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. Cloth. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Second Printing Before Publicati. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. very lightly rubbed else clean bright & tight - dj lightly rubbed, short closed tear upper front panel - Buy with confidence from "Your neighborhood book store, online (tm) - Since 1997 delivering quality books to our neighbors, all around the world!. Nº de ref. de la librería 0037477
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. Book Condition: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 97803944980274.0
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, 1977. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Trade. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First American Trade Edition. FJ has light edge wear, indentations in spine gully. It is clean, in a mylar cover. Book has clean covers, solid squared binding, clean interior. Nº de ref. de la librería 032362
Descripción Knopf. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 039449802X 1st edition 1st printing - minor wear to edge of dust jacket (now in mylar cover) minor staining to cover - otherwise binding strong contents and page edge clean - a fine collectible - enjoy. Nº de ref. de la librería UM-13NL-V8WE
Descripción U.S.A.: Knopf, 1977. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. Fine in a Fine jacket. 1st Printing. Nº de ref. de la librería 132599
Descripción Knopf, 1977. Estado de conservación: Good. First edition.. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP17420921