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Pinocchio By Carlo Collodi

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

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Summary

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. This translation captures the vibrancy and wit of the original, along with the word-play, slapstick humour, and immediacy of the dialogue.

Pinocchio Summary

Pinocchio: 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.

Additional information

GOR004963590
9780192823403
019282340X
Pinocchio: Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1996-12-01
248
Winner of Independent Publisher Book Awards (Children-Y/A Fiction) 2002
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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