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Third ebook in our new Italian Literature Series: 25% Off!

If you enjoyed the first and second ebooks in our series of ‘Literature’ easy readers, ‘Le avventure di Pinocchio‘, and ‘Uno, nessuno e centomila‘, we’re sure you’ll be pleased to hear that we’ve now published a third title: Giovanni Verga’s ‘I Malavoglia‘.

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This timeless story of a struggling family of fishermen is one of the best known works of Italian literature from the nineteenth century.

‘I Malavoglia’, literally ‘the Unwillings’ (an ironic nickname coined, in the Sicilian fashion of the day, by fellow villagers and fisherfolk) are an industrious extended family headed by ‘Ntoni, who fishes from the family’s boat, ‘la Provvidenza’, together with his son, Bastiano, and grandsons.

For generations, hard work and the strength of the family has been enough to ensure survival and respect. But one day, Bastiano’s eldest boy, called ‘Ntoni too, after his grandfather, is drafted to the military. Suddenly the hard-working family is short one set of hands: “nessuno può immaginarne le catastrofiche conseguenze…”

Take a look at the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) to get a better idea of the length, level and format of the material.

The .pdf can be saved on your computer, tablet or smartphone, or printed to study in the traditional way. The Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) also contains a link to the online audio – you can listen to the whole story FREE online, so if you’d just like to work on your listening skills, there’s no need to buy the full version of our ebook at all.

As always, this first week ‘I Malavoglia‘ is 25% off the usual ‘easy reader’ price of £7.99, at just £5.99!

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .ePub and Mobi (Kindle-compatible) versions available at no extra cost (just ask at the time of your order, or email us)
  • 8 chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of words you might not know
  • Suitable for students at pre-intermediate level or above
  • LAUNCH OFFER (until 07/06/20) just £5.99!
  • Download the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Your ebook will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.

I Malavoglia‘, just £5.99! | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Literature series | Or browse our Catalog


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