My Library

University LibraryCatalogue

Limit search to items available for borrowing or consultation
Result Page: Previous Next
Can't find that book? Try BONUS+
Look for full text

Search Discovery

Search CARM Centre Catalogue

Search Trove

Add record to RefWorks

Book Cover
Author Serao, Matilde, 1856-1927.

Title Unmarried women : stories / Matilde Serao ; translated from the Italian by Paula Spurlin Paige ; foreword by Mary Ann McDonald Carolan.

Published Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  853.8 SERA    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Short stories. English. Selections.
Physical description xv, 224 pages ; 20 cm.
Series European classics.
European classics (Evanston, Ill.)
Contents Girls' normal school -- In the lava -- Nevermore! -- The state telegraph office (women's section) -- The novice.
Summary "Matilde Serao is often considered the most successful Italian woman journalist of the nineteenth century as well as an important novelist and fiction writer. A keen observer of life and a political activist, Serao wrote directly about the concerns of everyday Italians: the pressing social problems of a newly unified Italy, urban poverty, and the day-to-day lives of Italian women, whom she cast as her protagonists. In Serao's spare and simple prose, these women of turn-of-the-century Naples come to life, negotiating the details of school, work, church, and marriage in a world circumscribed by fathers, chaperones, fiancées, and bosses. Infused with the writer's deep sense of humanity, her quietly involving stories - at once poetic and ordinary - attest to the transformative power of literature and to the promise that even the most humble life holds. With the publication of Unmarried Women: Stories, this collection of Serao's short fiction is available for the first time to an English-speaking audience."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Paige, Paula Spurlin.
Subject Women -- Italy -- Naples -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
ISBN 9780810124042 (paperback: alk. paper)
0810124041 (paperback: alk. paper)