Confessions of Zeno by Italo Svevo

Zeno's Conscience is a novel by Italian businessman and author Italo Svevo. The main character is Zeno Cosini and the book is the fictional character's memoirs that he keeps at the insistence of his psychiatrist. Throughout the novel, we learn about his father, his business, his wife, and his tobacco habit. The novel was self-published in 1923. English translation also published under the title Confessions of Zeno.

The 163rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 6th on Biblioteca (Argentina)
  2. - 64th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  3. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  4. - Finest Works of Fiction (Martin Seymour-Smith and Editors)
  5. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Zeno's Conscience: A Novel Paperback 212292 $8.99 $5.74 2003
Zeno's Conscience (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics) Hardcover 2618418 $19.80 $11.89 2001
Confessions of Zeno Paperback 1455546 $28.00 $1.88 1989
The Confessions of Zeno Hardcover 4539075 $11.80
Confessions of Zeno (Twentieth Century Classics) Paperback 750878 $20.39 1990
Confessions of Zeno Kindle Edition 499358 $4.99 2013
Confession of Zeno V63 Paperback 3932905 $74.46 $0.98 1958
Confessions of Zeno Hardcover 4954496 $184.10 $30.00
Confessions of Zeno (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback 2301975 $2,629.01 $10.20 1976
The Confessions of Zeno (New Directions Modern Readers series). Hardcover 7593059