We want your feedback!
Click here
cover image of The Viceroys

The Viceroys

A Novel

by Federico De Roberto Author · Franco Moretti Author of introduction, etc.

ebook

Sign up to save your library

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.

   Not today
A lost literary classic, written in 1894, The Viceroys is one of the most acclaimed masterworks of Italian realism. The novel follows three generations of the aristocratic Uzeda family as it struggles to hold on to power in the face of the cataclysmic changes rocking Sicily. As Garibaldi's triumphs move Italy toward unification, the Uzedas try every means to retain their position. De Roberto's satirical and mordant pen depicts a cast of upper-class schemers, headed by the old matriarch, Donna Teresa, and exemplified by her arrogant and totally unscrupulous son, Consalvo, who rises to political eminence through lip service, double-dealing, and hypocrisy. The Viceroys is a vast dramatic panorama: a new world fighting to shrug off the viciousness and iniquities of the old.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Verso Books
Imprint:
Verso
Publication Date:
2016

Format

  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read 2.6 MB
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 2.6 MB

Federico De Roberto (Author)

Federico De Roberto (1861–1927) was an Italian writer who became well-known for his novel I Vicerè (1894), translated as The Viceroys.

More about Federico De Roberto
The Viceroys
Copy and paste the code into your website.