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eBook of the Week, ‘La coscienza di Zeno’ (B1), £4.99

This week’s half-price eBook of the Week offer is our B1 (intermediate) ‘easy reader’ version of Italo Svevo’s self-published classic of Italian literature, ‘La coscienza di Zeno‘.

I confess, I’m not normally the sort of person that spends time on literature, still less read in a foreign language, but I have fond memories of this one, as I did a ‘mini book club‘ with it over at back in the first pandemic lockdown, which would have been more or less exactly four years ago, in June 2020.

At the time, I read the original, as did some other members. It’s rather long, but the writing is accessible. Scroll though the comments on the ‘mini book club‘ page to find out how we got on… Or just go with our ebook easy reader, which will give you the idea (as well as lots of great reading and listening practice) in much less time!

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Italo Svevo’s self-published 1923 novel takes the form of memoirs written by his protagonist, Zeno, a sick young man who is undergoing the new therapy of psychoanalysis and writing down his thoughts – on the instructions of his doctor, who later betrays him – as part of that process.

Follow poor Zeno as he explores his addictive personality, acquires a wife and later a lover, grieves for his dead father, fails at business, and eventually, many years later comes to the realisation that…

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
  • 8 chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • Suitable for students at pre-intermediate/intermediate level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Remember, this week ‘La coscienza di Zeno‘ is 50% discounted, so just £4.99 rather than the usual ‘easy reader’ ebook price of £9.99!

Buy La coscienza di Zeno‘ just £4.99! | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Italian literature | World Literature | Catalog (shows ebooks organised by type, then level)

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