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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

(1962)
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A great commercial success when first published--and an Academy Award-winning film in 1970--Giorgio Bassani's wrenching story of Ferrara, Italy, and the aristocratic Finzi-Contini family during the dangerous days of the Fascist regime has become a modern classic. As a middle-class Jew, the narrator of the novel has contact with the detached Alberto and Micol Finzi-Contini only when they come to school to sit for final exams, and at the synagogue during the major holy days. For the most part, the Finzi-Continis remain isolated from the rest of the town behind the walls of their elegant estate. When Mussolini issues the anti-Semitic edicts of 1938, the narrator is expelled from the tennis club, and it is then that he is invited to play in the private courts beyond the Finzi-Contini garden. As the nightmare of the Holocaust descends upon this tranquil world, all are forced from its serenity and insularity. Giorgio Bassani, who was imprisoned until the Allies liberated Italy, won worldwide acclaim and numerous prestigious prizes for his novels and poetry.

    

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July 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series)
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
ISBN: 1-4000-4422-7 / 978-1-4000-4422-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Everyman's Library
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May 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Garden Of The Finzi-Continis (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics)
Author(s): Giorgio Bassini
ISBN: 1-85715-288-3 / 978-1-85715-288-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Everyman
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July 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis: A Novel (Library of the Holocaust)
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani, William Weaver
ISBN: 1-56731-099-0 / 978-1-56731-099-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fine Communications
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December 1994 : USA Hardback

Title: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
ISBN: 1-56849-255-3 / 978-1-56849-255-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Buccaneer Books
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June 1965 : Hardback
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Title: Garden of the Finzi Continis
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
ISBN: 9997406966 / 978-9997406965
Publisher: Atheneum
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Paperback Editions

February 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
ISBN: 0-14-118836-7 / 978-0-14-118836-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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December 1977 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
ISBN: 0-15-634570-6 / 978-0-15-634570-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (A Harvest/HBJ Book)
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September 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Quartet encounters)
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
ISBN: 0-7043-0105-9 / 978-0-7043-0105-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quartet Books
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1978 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
ISBN: 0-7043-3173-X / 978-0-7043-3173-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quartet
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December 1973 : UK Paperback
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Title: Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
ISBN: 0-7043-1081-3 / 978-0-7043-1081-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quartet Books
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1972 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
ISBN: 0-345-02658-6 / 978-0-345-02658-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine
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June 1965 : UK Paperback
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Title: Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
ISBN: 0-14-002738-6 / 978-0-14-002738-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

December 2017 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Giorgio Bassani
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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