An edition of Dopo il divorzio (1902)

After the divorce

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An edition of Dopo il divorzio (1902)

After the divorce

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Giovanna and Costantino Ledda are a happily married young Sardinian couple living a contented village existence with their small child and extended family. But after Costantino is wrongly convicted of murdering his uncle and imprisoned, the now‐impoverished Giovanna reluctantly divorces him under a newly enacted divorce law and marries Brontu Dejas, a wealthy but cruel drunkard who has always coveted her. While enduring a slave’s existence within this new marriage as well as the community’s derision of her as the “wife with two husbands,” the broken Giovanna is unexpectedly reunited with an embittered Costantino after his exoneration and early release from prison, and the two resume their now‐illicit relationship.

An exploration of hypocrisy, expiation, and the human disruption of a supernatural order that remorselessly reasserts itself, After the Divorce is set in an insular society of ancient, religious roots grappling with the intrusion of modern, secular social mores and is among the earliest of the serious works on which Grazia Deledda’s literary reputation is based. Deledda—the first Italian woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature—critiqued the social norms of her native Sardinia through verismo depictions of the struggles of the lower classes, into which she wove elements of her own personal tragedies.

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Publisher
Quartet Books
Language
English
Pages
174

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Cover of: After the Divorce
After the Divorce
2018, Standard Ebooks
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Cover of: After the divorce
After the divorce
1985, Quartet Books
in English
Cover of: After the Divorce: A Romance
After the Divorce: A Romance
1905, H. Holt and company
Cover of: After the divorce
After the divorce: a romance
1905, H. Holt and company
Cover of: After the divorce
After the divorce: a romance
1905, H. Holt and company
in English
Cover of: Dopo il divorzio
Dopo il divorzio: romanzo.
1902, Roux e Viarengo
in Italian

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Edition Notes

Translation of: Naufraghi in porto.

Published in
London, New York
Series
Encounter

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
853/.8
Library of Congress
PQ4811.E6 N313 1985

The Physical Object

Pagination
x, 174 p. ;
Number of pages
174

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2929587M
Internet Archive
afterdivorce00dele
ISBN 10
0704334852
LCCN
84165084
OCLC/WorldCat
12367798
Library Thing
373651
Goodreads
788308

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