The Letters of Sacco and Vanzetti

The Letters of Sacco and Vanzetti

Written by: Nicola Sacco
Written by: Bartolomeo Vanzetti

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  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101201534
  • 352 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


Commemorating the eightieth anniversary of Sacco and Vanzetti’s execution- with a new cover and new foreword

Electrocuted in 1927 for the murder of two guards in Massachusetts, the Italian- American anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti defied the verdict against them, maintaining their innocence to the end. Whether they were guilty continues to be the subject of debate today. First published in 1928, Sacco and Vanzetti’s letters represent one of the great personal documents of the twentieth century: a volume of primary source material as famous for the splendor of its impassioned prose as for the brilliant light it sheds on the characters of the two dedicated anarchists who became the focus of worldwide attention.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Letters of Sacco and Vanzetti

The Letters of Sacco and Vanzetti

Written by: Nicola Sacco, Written by: Bartolomeo Vanzetti


Edgar Award – winner