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 history of what's most likely Alberto Moravia’s most sensible and best-known novel — The lady of Rome. It’s the tale of Adriana, an easy woman without fortune yet her good looks who versions bare for a painter, accepts presents from males, and will by no means particularly determine the instant while 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 20th century which are ranked with the paintings of Dostoevsky, The lady of Rome additionally tells the tales of the tortured college scholar Giacomo, a failed progressive who refuses to confess his love for Adriana; of the sinister determine of Astarita, the key Police officer enthusiastic about Adriana; and of the coarse and brutal felony Sonzogno, who treats Adriana as his deepest estate. inside of this tale of ardour and betrayal, Moravia flippantly strips away the satisfaction and conceitedness hiding the corrupt center of Italian Fascism.

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