History by Elsa Morante

"History" is a novel set in Rome during World War II and the post-war period, focusing on the life of a widowed schoolteacher and her young son. The narrative explores the struggles of the impoverished family against the backdrop of war, including the Nazi occupation of Rome, the Allied bombing, and the rise of Fascism. The book also delves into the themes of love, loss, and survival, offering a poignant depiction of the human condition.

The 701st greatest book of all time


Published
1974
Nationality
Italian
Type
Fiction
Pages
600-650
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Italian

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