Giovanni Verga


Born
in Catania, Sicilia, Italy
September 02, 1840

Died
January 27, 1922

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Giovanni Verga was an Italian realist writer, best known for his depictions of life in Sicily, and especially for the short story Cavalleria Rusticana and the novel I Malavoglia.

The first son of Giovanni Battista Catalano Verga and Caterina Di Mauro, Verga was born into a prosperous family of Catania in Sicily. He began writing in his teens, producing the largely unpublished historical novel Amore e Patria (Love and Country); then, although nominally studying law at the University of Catania, he used money his father had given him to publish his I Carbonari della Montagna (The Carbonari of the Mountain) in 1861 and 1862. This was followed by Sulle Lagune (In the Lagoons) in 1863.

Meanwhile, Verga had been serving in the Catania National Guar
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I Malavoglia

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Cavalleria Rusticana and Ot...

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Little Novels of Sicily

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“Il mare non ha paese nemmeno lui, ed è di tutti quelli che lo stanno ad ascoltare, di qua e di là dove nasce e muore il sole”
Giovanni Verga, I Malavoglia

“Nei piccoli paesi c’è della gente che farebbe delle miglia per venire a portarvi la cattiva nuova.”
Giovanni Verga, Mastro-don Gesualdo

“Il cuore si stanca anche lui, vedi; e se ne va a pezzo a pezzo, come le robe vecchie si disfanno nel bucato.”
Giovanni Verga, I Malavoglia

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