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The Story of a New Name

(2013)
(The second book in the Neapolitan series)
A novel by

 
 
Now an HBO series, the follow-up to My Brilliant Friend in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends growing up in post-war Italy is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted family epic by Italy's most beloved and acclaimed writer, Elena Ferrante, "one of the great novelists of our time." (Roxana Robinson, The New York Times)

In The Story of a New Name, Lila has recently married and made her enteree into the family business; Elena, meanwhile, continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighborhood that she so often finds stifling. Love, jealousy, family, freedom, commitment, and above all friendship: these are signs under which both women live out this phase in their stories. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, and the pressure to excel is at times too much for Elena. Yet the two young women share a complex and evolving bond that is central to their emotional lives and is a source of strength in the face of life's challenges. In these Neapolitan Novels, Elena Ferrante, the acclaimed author of The Days of Abandonment, gives readers a poignant and universal story about friendship and belonging.

Ferrante is one of the world's great storytellers. With the Neapolitan quartet she has given her readers an abundant, generous, and masterfully plotted page-turner that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight readers for many generations to come.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

July 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Story Of A New Name (Thorndike Basic)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-4104-9117-X / 978-1-4104-9117-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Paperback Editions

May 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: The Story of a New Name: 2 (Neapolitan Novels)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-78770-223-5 / 978-1-78770-223-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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October 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Story of a New Name: My Brilliant Friend Book 2: Youth (Neapolitan Novels)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-78770-184-0 / 978-1-78770-184-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Europa
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November 2017 : Paperback
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Title: The story of a new name
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 8866329304 / 978-8866329305
Publisher: E/O
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July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Story of a New Name (The Neapolitan Novels)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-59413-994-6 / 978-1-59413-994-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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2015 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-925240-01-0 / 978-1-925240-01-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Story of a New Name: Neapolitan Novels, Book Two
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-60945-134-1 / 978-1-60945-134-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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Audio Editions

October 2015 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Story of a New Name: 2
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-4890-5521-5 / 978-1-4890-5521-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Story of a New Name: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 2
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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September 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Story of a New Name: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 2
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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May 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels, Book 2)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-4830-8058-7 / 978-1-4830-8058-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Story of a New Name Lib/E (Neapolitan Novels)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-4830-8056-0 / 978-1-4830-8056-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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May 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels, Book 2)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-4830-8057-9 / 978-1-4830-8057-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Story of a New Name: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 2
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Story of a New Name: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 2
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Story of a New Name: The Neapolitan Novels, Book 2
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Story of a New Name: My Brilliant Friend Book 2: Youth (Neapolitan Novels)
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Europa Editions
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September 2013 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Story of a New Name: The Neapolitan Novels, Book Two
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Text Publishing
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September 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Story of a New Name: Neapolitan Novels, Book Two
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon CA