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The Adventures of Pinocchio By Carlo Collodi

The Adventures of Pinocchio

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The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

The story of the wooden puppet who learns goodness and becomes a real boy is famous the world over, and has been familiar in English for over a century. From the moment Joseph the carpenter carves a puppet that can walk and talk, this wildly inventive fantasy takes Pinocchio through countless adventures, in the course of which his nose grows whenever he tells a lie, he is turned into a donkey, and is swallowed by a dogfish, before he gains real happiness. This new translation does full justice to the vibrancy and wit of Collodi's original. Far more sophisticated, funny, and hard-hitting than the many abridged versions (and the sentimentalized film) of the story would suggest, Ann Lawson Lucas's translation captures the complexity of Collodi's word-play, slapstick humour, and immediacy of dialogue. An adult reader will recognize social and political satire, and the invaluable introduction and notes illuminate the cultural traditions on which Collodi drew. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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It is precisely by virtue of its extremely rich literary stratification paried with vivid realism that The Adventures of Pinocchio remain to this day enormously readable and enjoyable. This is a more than extraordinary achievement. - Katia Pizzi. Italian Studies. 1998.
'an authoritative new translation ... sets new standards for the English text' * Brian Alderson, Books for Keeps, January 2001 *

About Carlo Collodi

Ann Lawson Lucas is Lecturer in Italian at the University of Hull.

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The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Carlo Collodi
Oxford World's Classics
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Oxford University Press
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