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Late Mattia Pascal

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ISBN-10: 0946626189

ISBN-13: 9780946626182

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Reprint)

Authors: Luigi Pirandello, Nicobella Simborowski

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Pascal, a landowner fallen on hard times and trapped in a miserable marriage, runs away and wins money at the gaming tables. Meanwhile a body has been found in the millrace of his village and it is assumed that Pascal has killed himself.
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Book details

List price: $10.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Dedalus, Limited
Publication date: 2/25/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 251
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Born in Sicily, Pirandello attended the universities of Palermo, Rome, and Bonn. He obtained his doctorate in philology with a thesis on the dialect of his native town, Agrigento before settling in Rome to teach and write. In 1894, he married a Sicilian girl, Antonietta Portulano, who bore him three children before she went mad and afterwards provided the inspiration for many of his stories and plays. In all, Pirandello wrote 6 novels, some 250 short stories, and about 50 plays. It was a novel, Il fu Mattia Pascal (1904), that first brought him fame. Only in 1920, when he was past 50, did he turn seriously to playwriting. His first stage success had been a comedy, Liola (1917), written in…