Title: Mafia Vendetta
Publication Date: 1964
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1964. Knopf. 1st American Edition. Previous Owner's Name Penned In Front,Otherwise Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket With A Small Piece Missing From The Bottom Front. Translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun. Scarce Ttile. 122 pages. January 1964. hardcover. Jacket design by Leigh Taylor. keywords: Literature Translated Sicily Italy. inventory # 24458. FROM THE PUBLISHER - IN THE FORM of a swift-moving detective novel, this book presents a well-informed and revealing ‘documentary’ on the secret machinations of that notorious organization called the Mafia. The novel opens with a routine police inquiry into the shooting of an insignificant building contractor. As the investigation progresses, it becomes apparent that mysterious and influential forces are at work to suppress all evidence of the crime and to prevent its just solution. Nonetheless, under the direction of an idealistic young police officer the search for the criminals continues-a search that leads from the scene of the murder, a small Italian village, to the foothills of Sicily, and ultimately to the highest government offices in Rome. On its publication in Italy, MAFIA VENDETTA provoked a public outcry and caused no little embarrassment in government circles, American readers will appreciate the vigorous realism and rapid pace of the novel, and readily understand why this fictional expose ‘hit home.’. Leonardo Sciascia was born at Racalmuto, in the province of Agrigento (Sicily), in 1921. His work as a writer reflects his concern with the problems, social and economic, which face the people of southern Italy. In 1956 the Italian publisher Laterza brought out his PARISHES OF REGALPETRA, an account of the history and life of a rural region of Sicily. His Patriarchs of Sicily, published in 1958, is a collection of tales depicting the social and spiritual plight of the island. In 1961 he wrote a study on Pirandello and Sicily. MAFIA VENDETTA, his best-known work, was awarded the Crotone Prize in 1962. . Previous Owner's Name Penned In Front,Otherwise Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket With A Small Piece Missing From The Bottom Front. Bookseller Inventory # 24458
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