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The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

(1962)
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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Giorgio Bassani's acclaimed novel of unrequited love and the plight of the Italian Jews on the brink of World War II has become a classic of modern Italian literature.

Made into an Academy Award - winning film in 1970, The Garden of the Finzi - Continis is a richly evocative and nostalgic depiction of prewar Italy. The narrator, a young middle-class Jew in the Italian city of Ferrara, has long been fascinated from afar by the Finzi-Continis, a wealthy and aristocratic Jewish family, and especially by their daughter Micol. But it is not until 1938 that he is invited behind the walls of their lavish estate, as local Jews begin to gather there to avoid the racial laws of the Fascists, and the garden of the Finzi-Continis becomes an idyllic sanctuary in an increasingly brutal world. Years after the war, the narrator returns in memory to his doomed relationship with the lovely Micol, and to the predicament that faced all the Ferrarese Jews, in this unforgettably wrenching portrait of a community about to be destroyed by the world outside the garden walls.

    

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Hardback Editions

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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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 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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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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