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Fu Mattia Pascal

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ISBN-10: 8804492503

ISBN-13: 9788804492504

Edition: N/A

Authors: Luigi Pirandello

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List price: $19.95
Publisher: Mondadori
Publication date: 1/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Weight: 0.506
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…