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Giovanni Verga (2 September 1840 — 27 January 1922) was an Italian realist writer, best known for his depictions of life in Sicily, and especially for the short story Cavalleria Rusticana and the novel I Malavoglia.

The first son of Giovanni Battista Catalano Verga and Caterina Di Mauro, Verga was born into a prosperous family of Catania in Sicily. He began writing in his teens, producing the largely unpublished historical novel Amore e Patria (Love and Country); then, although nominally studying law at the University of Catania, he used money his father had given him to publish his I Carbonari della Montagna (The Carbonari of the Mountain) in 1861 and 1862. This was followed by Sulle Lagune (In the Lagoons) in 1863.

Meanwhile, Verga had been serving in the Catania National Guard (1860—64), after which he travelled to Florence several times, settling there in 1869.

He moved to Milan in 1872, where he developed his new approach, characterized by the use of dialogue to develop character, which resulted in his most significant works. In 1880 his story collection Vita dei Campi (Life in the Fields), (including Fantasticheria, La Lupa, and Pentolacchia) most of which were about rural Sicily, came out; it included the Cavalleria Rusticana, which was adapted for the theatre and later the libretto of the Mascagni opera. Verga's short story, "Malaria", was one of the first literary depictions of the disease.

He then embarked on a projected series of five novels, but only completed two, I Malavoglia and Mastro-Don Gesualdo (1889), the latter of which was the last major work of his literary career. Both are widely recognized as masterpieces.

In 1894 Verga moved back to the house he was born in. In 1920 he was elected a senator. He died of a cerebral thrombosis in 1922.

The Teatro Verga in Catania is named after him.

In the book by Silvia Iannello Le immagini e le parole dei Malavoglia (Sovera, Roma, 2008), the author selects some passages of the Giovanni Verga' novel I Malavoglia, adds original comments and Acitrezza' photographic images, and devotes a chapter to the origins, remarks and frames taken from the immortal movie La terra trema (1948) directed by Luchino Visconti.

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Total Books: 104
I Malavoglia
2017 - I Malavoglia [Italian Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781542875332
ISBN-10: 1542875331
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Metropolitan Opera Presents Pietro Mascagnis Cavalleria Rusticana / Ruggero Leoncavallos Pagliacci Libretto Background and Photos
I Malavoglia The House by the Medlar Tree
2015 - I Malavoglia the House By the Medlar Tree [Dedalus European Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781910213230
ISBN-10: 1910213233
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mastro Don Gesualdo
2013 - Mastro Don Gesualdo [Italian Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781483924618
ISBN-10: 1483924610
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Tutte le novelle vol 1
2012 - Tutte Le Novelle Vol 1 (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788804620174
ISBN-10: 880462017X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences
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LITTLE NOVELS OF SICILY
2011 - Little Novels of Sicily [Novelle Rusticane] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781849025058
ISBN-10: 1849025053
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Tutti i romanzi le novelle e il teatro Ediz integrali
2011 - Tutti I Romanzi Le Novelle E Il Teatro Ediz Integrali (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788854127197
ISBN-10: 8854127191
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The house by the medlar tree Translated by Mary A Craig with introd by WD Howells
The house by the medlar tree
2010 - The House By the Medlar Tree (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781176709072
ISBN-10: 1176709070
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Eros
2010 - Eros [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143729591
ISBN-10: 1143729595
Genre: Reference
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La Lupa In Portineria
2010 - La Lupa in Portineria [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142513207
ISBN-10: 1142513203
Genre: Nonfiction
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Per Le Vie
2010 - Per Le VIe [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141433810
ISBN-10: 1141433818
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Novelle Rusticane
2010 - Novelle Rusticane [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141467990
ISBN-10: 1141467992
Genre: Nonfiction
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Storia Di Una Capinera
2010 - Storia Di Una Capinera [Italian Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141103157
ISBN-10: 114110315X
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La Caccia Al Lupo La Caccia Alla Volpe Bozzetti Scenici
2010 - La Caccia Al Lupo La Caccia Alla Volpe Bozzetti Scenici [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141347704
ISBN-10: 1141347709
Genre: Nonfiction
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Under the Shadow of Etna
2009 - Under the Shadow of Etna (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151604170
ISBN-10: 1151604178
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Plays of the Italian Theatre
2009 - Plays of the Italian Theatre (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781116812183
ISBN-10: 1116812185
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Under the Shadow of Etna Sicilian Stories from the Italian of Giovanni Verga
Dal Tuo Al Mio
2009 - Dal Tuo Al Mio [1906 - Italian Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781104114183
ISBN-10: 1104114186
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Mastro-Don Gesualdo
2008 - Mastro-don Gesualdo (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781443734868
ISBN-10: 1443734861
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Rosso Malpelo-La lupa-La roba Con audiolibro CD Audio
2008 - Rosso Malpelo-la Lupa-la Roba Con Audiolibro Cd Audio (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788878460294
ISBN-10: 887846029X
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2007 - Los Malavoglia / the Malavoglia [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Life in the Country [Hesperus Classics] (Paperback)
2002 - Memorie Di Una Ladra [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
2002 - Sicilian Stories [Dual-Language - Dual-Language Book] (Paperback)
2001 - La Lupa (Paperback)
1995 - Novelle Mit Materialien [Lernmaterialien] (Paperback)Paperback
1994 - Sparrow the Story of a Songbird [La Storia Di Una Capinera, English Edition] (Paperback)
1991 - Novelle (Paperback)
1984 - Short Sicilian Novels [Dedalus European classics] (Paperback)Paperback
1970 - Maestro Don Gesualdo [Modern Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
A Mortal Sin [Quartet Encounters] (Hardcover)
Mastro Don Gesualdo 1888 [Edizione nazionale delle opere di Giovanni Verga - Italian Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
I Nuovi Tartufi Commedia in 4 Atti [Quaderni della Nuova antologia - Italian Edition] (Paperback)