Pinocchio

Pinocchio


Translator: M. A. Murray
Introduction by: Jack Zipes

Format
Paperback
Price
$13.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142437063
  • 192 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Pinocchio plays pranks upon the kindly woodcarver Geppetto, is duped by the Fox and the Cat, kills the pedantic Talking Cricket, and narrowly escapes death, with the help of the blue-haired Fairy. A wooden puppet without strings, Pinocchio is a tragicomic figure, a poor, illiterate, naughty peasant boy who has few choices in life but usually chooses to shirk his responsibilities and get into trouble. This sly and imaginative novel, alternately catastrophic and ridiculous, takes Pinocchio from one predicament to the next, and finally to an optimistic, if uncertain, ending. In his compelling introduction, Jack Zipes places Pinocchio within the traditions of the oral folk tale and the literary fairy tale, showing how Collodi subverts those traditions while raising questions about “how we ‘civilize’ children in uncivilized times.”
Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Carlo Collodi, Translator: M. A. Murray, Introduction by: Jack Zipes

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