In this brand new, authorised translation of Giovanni Guareschi's classic tale about the hot-headed Catholic priest, Don Camillo, and the equally pugnacious Communist mayor, Peppone, nineteen stories never before translated into English are published for the first time. Set in an isolated village in northern Italy, where every day eternal forces grapple with the absurd drama of life, The Little World has been enjoyed by countless people from 10 to 100, not only in book form, but in films, series on TV and radio, and most recently on YouTube, where Guareschi's message holds as good today as it always did, namely that what works at the level of the Little World can be made to work universally, the world over. 'Inimitable, delicious, full of pure fun' THE OBSERVER
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'Inimitable, delicious, full of pure fun' --The Observer
'Charming and enchanting . . . Witty and wise' --Edinburgh Evening News
'You'll find Don Camillo not just enchanting and lovable, and at times hilariously funny, but also strangely moving in his simple but certain faith.' --BBC Radio Books by the Fire
Giovannino Guareschi, known as Giovanni to his millions of English language readers, was born at Fontanelle in the Valley of the Po on the 1st of May, 1908. His father wanted him to become a naval engineer. He, for the very enjoyment of going the opposite way, determined to become a lawyer, but found his vocation when he sent some cartoons he had drawn to the satirical magazine, 'Bartoldo'. Later he founded his own magazine, 'Candido', and wrote 347 stories featuring Don Camillo, a character who has done for Italy what Cervantes Don Quixote did for Spain.
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Book Description Penguin, 1970. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140017976