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La Califfa Roman

£4.99

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"Irene Corsini, connue sous le nom de Califfa, a connu la pauvreté dès sa naissance, mais elle a fait face aux difficultés avec l'humour facile, le bon sens et la résilience innée qui caractérisent son peuple. Fils unique, Attilio, et pris au piège dans son mariage avec le Guido, découragé et misérable, quand Guido est tué pendant une grève, Califfa reste seul plus que jamais. "Annibale Doberdo est passé de modestes débuts à devenir l'homme le plus riche et le plus puissant de la ville d'Emilia, mais il y a un prix à payer: quarante années de coopération avec sa femme Clementina, qui vient d'un milieu social plus élevé, en étouffant ses principes personnels et les idéaux de sa jeunesse, victime d'un mariage devenu depuis longtemps une farce vide, entouré de oui-hommes, de parasites et de vrais amis, l'avenir de Doberdo paraît aussi morne que celui de Califfa."
("Irene Corsini, known as Califfa, has experienced poverty from the day she was born, but has faced the hardships with the ready humor, shrewd common sense and innate resilience characteristic of her people. She has had to face tragedy with the death of her only son, Attilio, and is trapped in her marriage to the despondent and wretched Guido. When Guido is killed during a strike, Califfa is left alone more than ever." "Annibale Doberdo has risen from modest beginnings to become the richest and most powerful man in the city of Emilia. But there has been a price to pay: forty years of acquiescent cooperation with his wife, Clementina, who comes from a higher social background, in stifling his own personal principles and the ideals of his youth. The victim of a marriage that has long since become an empty farse, surrounded by yes-men and parasites and with no real friends, Doberdo's future looks as bleak as Califfa's.")

Written in French.
No jacket, boards good.
Pages very good, very little edge wear.

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Author(s):
Bevilacqua, Alberto
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1966
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
280
Publisher:
Plon

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"Irene Corsini, connue sous le nom de Califfa, a connu la pauvreté dès sa naissance, mais elle a fait face aux difficultés avec l'humour facile, le bon sens et la résilience innée qui caractérisent son peuple. Fils unique, Attilio, et pris au piège dans son mariage avec le Guido, découragé et misérable, quand Guido est tué pendant une grève, Califfa reste seul plus que jamais. "Annibale Doberdo est passé de modestes débuts à devenir l'homme le plus riche et le plus puissant de la ville d'Emilia, mais il y a un prix à payer: quarante années de coopération avec sa femme Clementina, qui vient d'un milieu social plus élevé, en étouffant ses principes personnels et les idéaux de sa jeunesse, victime d'un mariage devenu depuis longtemps une farce vide, entouré de oui-hommes, de parasites et de vrais amis, l'avenir de Doberdo paraît aussi morne que celui de Califfa."
("Irene Corsini, known as Califfa, has experienced poverty from the day she was born, but has faced the hardships with the ready humor, shrewd common sense and innate resilience characteristic of her people. She has had to face tragedy with the death of her only son, Attilio, and is trapped in her marriage to the despondent and wretched Guido. When Guido is killed during a strike, Califfa is left alone more than ever." "Annibale Doberdo has risen from modest beginnings to become the richest and most powerful man in the city of Emilia. But there has been a price to pay: forty years of acquiescent cooperation with his wife, Clementina, who comes from a higher social background, in stifling his own personal principles and the ideals of his youth. The victim of a marriage that has long since become an empty farse, surrounded by yes-men and parasites and with no real friends, Doberdo's future looks as bleak as Califfa's.")

Written in French.
No jacket, boards good.
Pages very good, very little edge wear.

Author(s):
Bevilacqua, Alberto
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1966
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
280
Publisher:
Plon

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