on the screen

On the Screen

View All

classics

AUDIO & eBOOK CLASSICS

View All


classics

Helping those in need

Visit Site

MP3 Audio Sample

rating
 
 
goodreads logo

Short Synopsis
The Novel of Ferrara brings together Giorgio Bassani's six classics, fully revised by the author at the end of his life. Contains mature themes.

Full Synopsis
The Novel of Ferrara brings together Giorgio Bassani's six classics, fully revised by the author at the end of his life.

Set in the northern Italian town of Ferrara before, during, and after the Second World War, these interlocking stories present a fully rounded world of unforgettable characters: the respected doctor whose homosexuality is tolerated until he is humiliatingly exposed by an exploitative youth; a survivor of the Nazi death camps whose neighbors' celebration of his return gradually turns to ostracism; a young man discovering the ugly, treacherous price that people will pay for a sense of belonging; the Jewish aristocrat whose social position has been erased; the indomitable schoolteacher, Celia Trotti, whose Communist idealism disturbs and challenges a postwar generation.

The Novel of Ferrara memorializes not only the Ferrarese people, but the city itself, which assumes a character and a voice deeply inflected by the Jewish community to which the narrator belongs.

Contains mature themes.

The Novel of Ferrara

Author Giorgio Bassani

Narrated by P.J. Ochlan

Publication date Sep 30, 2019

Running time 33 hrs

Available Formats

Suggestions?
Let us know!