Genre :: Italy (13 books)

  • The Name of the Rose


    The Name of the Rose

    by Umberto Eco

    (12 Reviews)

    166 Points

    "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

  • A Room with a View


    A Room with a View

    by E. M. Forster

    (7 Reviews)

    156 Points

    "The Signora had no business to do it," said Miss Bartlett, "no business at all. She promised us south rooms with a view close together, instead of which here are north rooms, looking into a...

  • I, Claudius


    I, Claudius

    by Robert Graves

    (6 Reviews)

    151 Points

    "I, Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus This-that-and-the-other (for I shall not trouble you yet with all my titles) who was once, and not so long ago either, known to my friends and relatives..."

  • If on a Winter's Night a Traveler


    If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

    by Italo Calvino

    (5 Reviews)

    130 Points

    "You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino's new novel, If on a winter's night a traveler.Stai per cominciare a leggere il nuovo romanzo Se una notte d’inverno un viaggiatore di Italo Calvino."

  • The Wings of the Dove


    The Wings of the Dove

    by Henry James

    (2 Reviews)

    107 Points

    "She waited, Kate Croy, for her father to come in, but he kept her unconscionably, and there were moments at which she showed herself, in the glass over the mantel, a face postiively pale with the..."

  • Six Characters in Search of an Author


    Six Characters in Search of an Author

    by Luigi Pirandello

    (4 Reviews)

    98 Points

    "When the audience arrives in the theater, the curtain is raised; and the stage, as normally in the daytime, is without wings or scenery and almost completely dark and empty."

  • The Charterhouse of Parma


    The Charterhouse of Parma

    by Stendhal

    (2 Reviews)

    88 Points

    "Le 15 mai 1796, le général Bonaparte fit son entrée dans Milan à la tête de cette jeune armée qui venait de passer le pont de Lodi, et d'apprendre au monde qu'après tant de siècles César et..."

  • The Tartar Steppe


    The Tartar Steppe

    by Dino Buzzati

    (1 Review)

    72 Points

    "One September morning, Giovanni Drogo, being newly commissioned, set out from the city for Fort Bastiani; it was his first posting."

  • Contempt



    by Alberto Moravia

    (1 Review)

    53 Points

    "During the first two years of our married life my relations with my wife were, I can now assert, perfect."

  • The Leopard


    The Leopard

    by Giuseppe Di Lampedusa

    (3 Reviews)

    39 Points

    "'Nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.'"