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The ancient traditions of Sardinia feature heavily in this early collection. The stories collected in The Queen of Darkness, published in 1902 shortly after Deledda’s marriage and move to Rome, reflect her transformation from little-known regional writer to an increasingly fêted and successful mainstream author. The two miniature psycho-dramas that open the collection are followed by stories of Sardinian life in the remote hills around her home town of Nuoro. The stark but beautiful countryside is a backdrop to the passions, misadventures and injustices which shape the lives of its rugged but all too human inhabitants.
Graham Andersopn's translation was longlisted for The Women in Translation Prize.
No. of pages: 144
Publication date: 24.03.2023
Re-print date: 24.03.2023
978 1 915568 15 1
978 1 915568 21 2
Dedalus World Rights in this translation