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Bassani, Giorgio - The Garden of the Finzi-Continis - ( Item 126495 )

Published in London by Folio Society. 2014. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Near Fine slipcase. Very slight marks to slipcase. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis. Giorgio Bassani. Introduced by Simon Mawer. Illustrated by Laura Carlin. A beautiful, elegiac portrait of love and loss amidst the Italian aristocracy on the eve of the Second World War. Using the acclaimed translation by Jamie McKendrick. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis. The Finzi-Continis, an aristocratic Jewish family in 1930s Ferrara, live a rarefied life. An earlier tragedy has led the family to retreat behind the high walls enclosing their villa, and the tennis court in their garden becomes the heart of a peaceful, private paradise. It is a carefree world away from the growing disquiet outside. As Mussolini’s policies lead to the young Jews of Ferrara being banned from the local tennis club, the family invites them into their private realm, believing that nothing will change; but reality, heartbreak and ultimate tragedy cannot be kept at bay. Translated from the Italian by Jamie McKendrick. Bound in paper. Set in Fournier with Bodoni display. 272 pages. Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations. Book size: 9½" x 6¼". The calm before the storm - a journey into 1930's Italy. Giorgio Bassani (1916 - 2000). From the Folio Society description.

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