The Adventures of Pinocchio
The story of the wooden puppet who learns goodness and becomes a real boy is famous the world over, and has been familiar in English for over a century. From the moment Joseph the carpenter carves a puppet that can walk and talk, this wildly inventive fantasy takes Pinocchio through countless adventures, in the course of which his nose grows whenever he tells a lie, he is turned into a donkey, and is swallowed by a dogfish, before he gains real happiness. This new translation does full justice to the vibrancy and wit of Collodi's original. Far more sophisticated, funny, and hard-hitting than the many abridged versions (and the sentimentalized film) of the story would suggest, Ann Lawson Lucas's translation captures the complexity of Collodi's word-play, slapstick humour, and immediacy of dialogue. An adult reader will recognize social and political satire, and the invaluable introduction and notes illuminate the cultural traditions on which Collodi drew.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Note on the Text and Translation
THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO i
Other editions - View all
Adventures of Pinocchio alphabet book animals asked Pinocchio asked the puppet beech martens began Candle-Wick Carlo Collodi CHAPTER Children's Literature Commedia dell'Arte dark dead dear little dear Pinocchio donkey door ears eyes Fairy father feet Field of Miracles Firenze fish fisherman Florence florins Giannettino give go to school gold coins hands Harlequin head hunger imagine indigo hair Italian Italy laughing legs little voice looked Lorenzini lovely maestro Cherry Malavoglia Master Anthony mouth murderers night nose Old Joe once OXFORD WORLD'S CLASSICS papa Pescia play political poor Pinocchio published puppet Red Lobster repeated the Cat replied the puppet Ringmaster Risorgimento satirical Semolina serial Shark shouted Snail story Swallowfire Talking Cricket tell theatre there's tomorrow took translation Tunny turned Tuscan unification of Italy waggon walk want to go weeping words writing