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Giovanni Verga (1840–1922)

Verga, Giovanni (vãr’gä). A celebrated Italian poet and novelist; born in Sicily, 1840; died in 1922. His works include: ‘Story of a Cricket’ (1872); ‘Eva’ (1873); ‘Stories’ (1874); ‘Nedda’ (1874); ‘Eros’ (1875); ‘Royal Tiger’ (1876); ‘Helen’s Husband’ (1877); ‘Life in the Fields’ (1880); ‘I Malavoglia’ (1881), translated as ‘The House under the Medlar Tree’; ‘Rustic Tales’ (1883); ‘Rustic Chivalry’ (1884), from which the libretto of Mascagni’s famous opera ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ was derived; ‘The How, the When, and the Wherefore’; etc. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).