Ebook download pdf format The Late Mattia Pascal Luigi Pirandello

The Late Mattia Pascal

The Late Mattia Pascal

by Luigi Pirandello

Publisher: New York Review Books
ISBN: 9781590171158
Pages: 272
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 7 Mb
Date posting: 2020-10-27
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"Pascal, a landowner fallen on hard times and trapped in a miserable marriage, runs away from home and wins a lot of money at the gaming tables in Monte Carlo. Meanwhile a body has been found in the millrace of his village and it is assumed that Pascal has killed himself. Seizing what looks like a chance to create a new life, he travels to Rome under an assumed name and struggles to invent a different identity which he can inhabit. He fails, returns home, finds his wife has remarried and has to act out the role of being as it were a living ghost. All these tragic events are recounted with verve and wit and comes across clearly in Simborowski's spirited translation from the Italian." Robert Nye in The Guardian