The Woman of Rome: A Novel (Italia S)

The Woman of Rome: A Novel (Italia S)


The glitter and cynicism of Rome less than Mussolini give you the historical past of what's most likely Alberto Moravia’s most sensible and best-known novel — The girl of Rome. It’s the tale of Adriana, an easy woman with out fortune yet her good looks who types bare for a painter, accepts presents from males, and will by no means rather establish the instant whilst she traded her inner most dream of domestic and youngsters for the lifetime of a prostitute.
One of the only a few novels of the 20 th century which are ranked with the paintings of Dostoevsky, The lady of Rome additionally tells the tales of the tortured college pupil Giacomo, a failed innovative who refuses to confess his love for Adriana; of the sinister determine of Astarita, the key Police officer keen about Adriana; and of the coarse and brutal legal Sonzogno, who treats Adriana as his deepest estate. inside this tale of ardour and betrayal, Moravia frivolously strips away the satisfaction and vanity hiding the corrupt middle of Italian Fascism.

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