In a Few Words


Become passionate about the great classics of literature even before you’ve read them.

A simple and exciting way of encountering the great works of world literature! 


Crime and Punishment by Fëdor Michajlovic Dostoevskij

Sarah Rossi

If you could kill one miserable person who makes your life and that of many others a living hell, would you do it? And what would happen next? A descent into the secrets of the soul, a timeless story of blood and guilt, humanity and life, told by Sarah Rossi. 


The Betrothed by Alessandro Manzoni

Davide Morosinotto

This is simply the perfect novel. Written over twenty years, each word is chosen with care, each sentence to be memorised. The story has everything you could wish for: intrigue, fighting, epidemics, travel, twists and turns. 


The late Mattia Pascal by Luigi Pirandello

Davide Morosinotto

This book is, above all, a comedy. Its protagonist is a clever man who ends up cheated. One who makes two women pregnant, tries to marry two and a half, but can’t make anyone love him. A “loser” for whom everything goes wrong. And who, however, has the courage to make fun of himself, and make the reader laugh.


The Master and Margherita by Michail Bulgakov

Pierdomenico Baccalario

Pierdomenico Baccalario read The Master and Margarita at a late age. Little by little, the Master bewitched him – even more than the villainous cat – throwing every scaffolding, every fiction and every trick of his personal library into the air, like a formidable tornado…


Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Pierdomenico Baccalario

Pierdomenico Baccalario accepted the proposal to tell Madame Bovary after becoming a father. For the first time in his life he felt the passage of time. So, he chose to make Flaubert’s words available, to try to convey the frenzy of the protagonist to young readers who think of the future as an infinite time that doesn’t depend on them.


The Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis by Ugo Foscolo

Guido Sgardoli

The Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis is considered the first epistolary novel in Italian literature. Initially received with little enthusiasm by the critics, this novel fascinated the young people of the Risorgimento and influenced great romantic and post-romantic writers.


GENRE Classics
FIRST PUBLISHER Edizioni El (Italy), 2016