History: A Novel

History: A Novel

by Elsa Morante
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History: A Novel by Elsa Morante

During World War II, Elsa Morante and her husband, antifascist novelist Alberto Moravia, fled the German occupation in Italy. Out of this experience came History, the moving saga of a widow's courage. "A masterpiece. . . . One of the few novels in any language that renders the full horror of Hitler's war." - Alfred Kazin, Esquire.

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ISBN-13: 9780394724966
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/15/1984
Series: Aventura
Edition description: 1st Aventura ed
Pages: 561

About the Author

Elsa Morante was born in 1912 and raised in Rome. In 1941 she married the prominent author Alberto Moravia, whose anti-Fascist reputation forced them to flee the German occupation and hide in the mountains until the Liberation. During this time Morante began to write her first novel, House of Liars. She would complete three more major works during her career, winning the Premio Strega in 1957 for Arturo's Island. Her final novel, Aracoeli, earned her the Prix Medicis Etranger in 1985, the year of her death.

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4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MarioRiosPinot More than 1 year ago
I've read about one hundred pages and I find myself engaged by the novel. I looked Elsa Morante on wikipedia and thought her interesting because of her marriage to Moravia. She has a wonderful amusing way of describing children, adolescents and animals. She also portrays ordinary stunted people who dream secretly. Al in all, a good read. Thank you.
Maximillian More than 1 year ago
I believe this is a rather obscure book, published in the 1970s. It is worth the time and effort to read it. It is a family saga, it is heart-rending and it is an excellent example of "man's inhumanity to man."