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By: Grazia Deledda
  • Title Book: Elias Portolu
  • Author : Grazia Deledda
  • ISBN 10: 9780810112513
  • ISBN 13: 0810112515
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Category : Fiction / General
  • Languages : en (Available in All Languages)
  • Pages : 194

Winner of the 1926 Novel Prize for Literature

After serving time in mainland Italy for a minor theft, Elias Portolu returns home to Nuoro, in rural Sardinia. Lonely and vulnerable after his prison exile, he falls in love with his brother's fianc�e. But he finds himself trapped by social and religious strictures, his passion and guilt winding into a spiral of anguish and paralyzing indecision. For guidance he turns first to the village priest, who advises him to resist temptation; then he turns to the pagan "father of the woods," who recognizes the weakness of human will and urges him to declare his love before it is too late.

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