Summary: The story of the wooden puppet who learns goodness and becomes a real boy is famous the world over, and has been familiar in English for over a century. This new translation does full justice to the vibrancy and wit of Collodi's original. Ann Lawson Lucas's translation captures the complexity of Collodi's word-play, slapstick humor, and immediacy of dialogue. An adult reader will recognize the social and political satire, and the invaluable introduction and notes ill ...show moreuminate the cultural traditions on which Collodi drew.
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