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message 1: by Joy H. (last edited Mar 01, 2011 02:10PM) (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 121 comments Please see the GR book at the following link:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29...

It says:
Adventures of Pinnochio by Carlo Collodi, Charles Dickens

Does the name of Charles Dickens belong there? I didn't know that Dickens had anything to do with Pinocchio.


message 2: by Carolyn (last edited Mar 01, 2011 12:14PM) (new)

Carolyn (seeford) | 579 comments Good catch Joy!
Looks like it was corrected from Charles Dickens in the past, then something made the GR system add it back in as a second author. Wonky!

ETA: I see, it is importing CD as a second author from Barnes and Nobles - so the error is on their site. Hope this fix 'sticks'!


message 3: by Chiaralletti (new)

Chiaralletti | 16 comments Pinnochio? It's the English translation for Pinocchio?
I didn't know that! :)


message 4: by Joy H. (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 121 comments Carolyn wrote: "Good catch Joy! ... ... Hope this fix 'sticks'!"

Thank you for fixing the error, Carolyn.


message 5: by Joy H. (last edited Mar 01, 2011 01:01PM) (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 121 comments Chi wrote: "Pinnochio? It's the English translation for Pinocchio? I didn't know that! :)"

Good question, Chi.
Wiki says:
"Pinocchio ... is a fictional character that first appeared in 1883, in The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, and has since appeared in many adaptations of that story and others."
See more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinnochio

Indeed, Collodi was Italian, but I can't find any info about the translation. I suppose we just have to assume that it was translated from Italian to English or simply adapted into English.

PS-Ah, I just found the following at another Wiki page:
"Collodi, who died in 1890, was respected during his lifetime as a talented writer and social commentator, but his fame did not begin to grow until after Pinocchio was translated into English, for the first time in 1892, but, in particular, with the widely-read Everyman's Library edition of 1911."
FROM: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adve...


message 6: by Moloch (new)

Moloch | 2707 comments The correct spelling is Pinocchio, as the Wikipedia article says. I don't think Pinnochio is a translation/adaption, I guess it's just a misspelling.


message 7: by Joy H. (last edited Mar 01, 2011 01:16PM) (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 121 comments Moloch wrote: "The correct spelling is Pinocchio, as the Wikipedia article says. I don't think Pinnochio is a translation/adaption, I guess it's just a misspelling."

Moloch, yes, you are correct. Perhaps that spelling should be corrected by a librarian as well, at the web page in question:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29...

That was a good catch, Moloch. I hadn't noticed the two n's. I was too amazed at the Dickens error.
What the Dickens is going on here! (lol) (Pardon the pun... I couldn't resist it!)


message 8: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn (seeford) | 579 comments Made the correction. I didn't do it initially, because I didn't know if that was the original Italian name for him.
Thanks Moloch!


message 9: by Joy H. (last edited Mar 01, 2011 02:04PM) (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 121 comments Thank you, Carolyn, and Moloch too.


message 10: by Joy H. (last edited Mar 01, 2011 02:12PM) (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 121 comments Aha! One "n" and two "c"s!


message 11: by Moloch (new)

Moloch | 2707 comments You're welcome! :-)


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