This week we have TWO 50%-Off ‘eBooks of the Week’ for you, one is a simplified retelling of a classic Italian movie, while the other is our short version of a famous novel. It’s a culture feast, but specifically for language-learners!
Directed by the brilliant Federico Fellini, ‘Amarcord’ is a masterpiece of Italian movie history. The title means “I remember” in dialect. The movie is Fellini’s heartfelt homage to his hometown, Rimini. Through the eyes of Titta – the young protagonist – we meet some of Rimini’s characters and live through a typical year in the town’s life in the early 1930s.
The level of this story is A2-B1 (pre-intermediate/intermediate) so it’s suitable for more or less anyone, other than complete beginners. As is this week’s second ‘easy Italian reader’ offer, at a B1 (intermediate) level:
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…
Normally £7.99, both of these easy reader ebooks are half price this week, so just £3.99.
For that you get:
- .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 level or above
And as always, there are FREE SAMPLE CHAPTERS available for each ebook. Just follow the links below to download them. N.b. You can listen to the entire story for free using the link in the sample chapter.
And if you love it? Then buy the full text – at a fantastic discount!
Amarcord, just £3.99! | Free Sample Chapter
La coscienza di Zeno, just £3.99! | Free Sample Chapter
What if those two are too easy, or too difficult, for your current level? Go check out our catalog page to find all of our ebook easy readers listed by type, and in level order (all with FREE sample chapters to read/listen to…)
How do I access my ebook?
When your order is ‘completed’,, which normally happens immediately after your payment is cleared, a download link will be automatically emailed to you. It’s valid for 7 days and 3 download attempts so please open the emails our shop software sends and save a copy of the .pdf ebook in a safe place. Other versions of the ebook (.mobi/Kindle-compatible, .epub) cannot be downloaded but will be emailed manually to those who request them.
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