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Under the Shadow of Etna: Sicilian Stories

Giovanni Verga (1840-1922)

1. Introduction
2. How Peppa Loved Gramigna
3. Jeli the Shepherd Part 1
4. Jeli the Shepherd Part 2
5. Jeli the Shepherd Part 3
6. Rustic Chivalry
7. La Lupa
8. The Story of St. Joseph's Ass
9. The Bereaved

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The short stories of Giovanni Verga, one of the leading authors of Italian verismo, or realism, tell mostly of working-class characters in rural, 19th-century Sicily. One of these stories, "Rustic Chivalry," or "Cavalleria rusticana," was the basis for the opera of the same name by Mascagni.