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A small-town marriage

Author: Colombi, marchesa; Paula Spurlin Paige
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2001.
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A young woman trapped in a provincial town dreams of being rescued by love. But the Marchesa Colombi puts a twist on that old plot in her story of Denza Dellara, a clumsy Cinderella too big for her hand-me-downs and saddled with a family that seems to go to great lengths to frustrate her hopes -- and to make her see reality. To escape everyday boredom, Denza conceives a love for the most unlikely of Prince  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Colombi, marchesa, 1840-1920.
Small-town marriage.
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)603795553
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colombi, marchesa; Paula Spurlin Paige
ISBN: 0810118416 9780810118416
OCLC Number: 45908912
Description: 98 pages ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Matrimonio in provincia.
Responsibility: the Marchesa Colombi ; translated from the Italian and with a foreword by Paula Spurlin Paige.
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A young woman, trapped in a provincial town, dreams of being rescued by love. To escape everyday boredom, Denza Dellara conceives a love for the most unlikely of Prince Charmings - the gargantuan  Read more...

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"[S]he depicts mean, cramped lives, with a ruthless eye [and] precise strokes [to] convey the greatest sadness with the lightest poetic touch."--Italo Calvino

 
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