My Brilliant Friend
Score: 4.5
From 42 Ratings

My Brilliant Friend


  • Author: Elena Ferrante & Ann Goldstein
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 3372781 Bytes


Now an HBO series: the first volume in the New York Times–bestselling “enduring masterpiece” about a lifelong friendship between two women from Naples (The Atlantic).   Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Elena Ferrante’s four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its main characters, the fiery and unforgettable Lila and the bookish narrator, Elena, become women, wives, mothers, and leaders, all the while maintaining a complex and at times conflicted friendship. This first novel in the series follows Lila and Elena from their fateful meeting as ten-year-olds through their school years and adolescence.   Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborh...

My Brilliant Friend
Score: 4.5
From 25 Ratings

My Brilliant Friend


  • Author: Elena Ferrante & Ann Goldstein
  • Release Date : 2012-09-25
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 4193224 Bytes


Now an HBO series: the first volume in the New York Times–bestselling “enduring masterpiece” about a lifelong friendship between two women from Naples (The Atlantic).   Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Elena Ferrante’s four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its main characters, the fiery and unforgettable Lila and the bookish narrator, Elena, become women, wives, mothers, and leaders, all the while maintaining a complex and at times conflicted friendship. This first novel in the series follows Lila and Elena from their fateful meeting as ten-year-olds through their school years and adolescence.   Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborh...

My Brilliant Friend
Score: 3.5
From 98 Ratings

My Brilliant Friend


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609456405


My Brilliant Friend Book Description :

Now an HBO series: the first volume in the New York Times–bestselling “enduring masterpiece” about a lifelong friendship between two women from Naples (The Atlantic). Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Elena Ferrante’s four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its main characters, the fiery and unforgettable Lila and the bookish narrator, Elena, become women, wives, mothers, and leaders, all the while maintaining a complex and at times conflicted friendship. This first novel in the series follows Lila and Elena from their fateful meeting as ten-year-olds through their school years and adolescence. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, a...

My Brilliant Friend
Score: 3.5
From 97 Ratings

My Brilliant Friend


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Neapolitan Quartet
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1787702227


My Brilliant Friend Book Description :

The story of Elena and Lila begins in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else, as their friendship, beautifully and meticulously rendered, becomes a not-always-perfect shelter from hardship. A memorable portrait of two women, My Brilliant Friend is also the story of a nation. Through the lives of Elena and Lila, Ferrante gives her readers the story of a city and a country undergoing momentous change....

The Story of a New Name
Score: 4
From 2,423 Ratings

The Story of a New Name


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609456412


The Story of a New Name Book Description :

A novel in the bestselling quartet about two very different women and their complex friendship: “Everyone should read anything with Ferrante’s name on it” (The Boston Globe). The follow-up to My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name continues the epic New York Times–bestselling literary quartet that has inspired an HBO series, and returns us to the world of Lila and Elena, who grew up together in post-WWII Naples, Italy. In The Story of a New Name, Lila has recently married and made her entrée into the family business; Elena, meanwhile, continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighborhood that she so often finds stifling. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, and the pressure to excel is at times too much fo...

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2014-09-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609452230


Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay Book Description :

Part of the bestselling saga about childhood friends following different paths by “one of the great novelists of our time” (The New York Times). In the third book in the New York Times–bestselling Neapolitan quartet that inspired the HBO series My Brilliant Friend, Elena and Lila have grown into womanhood. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignora...

The Lost Daughter
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

The Lost Daughter


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2008-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609451035


The Lost Daughter Book Description :

Basis for the upcoming Maggie Gyllenhaal film starring Olivia Colman: An edgy tale of mixed feelings and motherhood by the author of My Brilliant Friend. Leda, a middle-aged divorcée, is alone for the first time in years after her two adult daughters leave home to live with their father in Toronto. Enjoying an unexpected sense of liberty, she heads to the Ionian coast for a vacation. But she soon finds herself intrigued by Nina, a young mother on the beach, eventually striking up a conversation with her. After Nina confides a dark secret, one seemingly trivial occurrence leads to events that could destroy Nina’s family in this “arresting” novel by the author of the New York Times–bestselling Neapolitan Novels, which have sold millions of cop...

The Days of Abandonment
Score: 3.5
From 16 Ratings

The Days of Abandonment


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2005-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609450298


The Days of Abandonment Book Description :

From the New York Times–bestselling author of My Brilliant Friend, this novel of a deserted wife’s descent into despair—and rage—is “a masterpiece” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). The Days of Abandonment is the gripping story of an Italian woman’s experiences after being suddenly left by her husband after fifteen years of marriage. With two young children to care for, Olga finds it more and more difficult to do the things she used to: keep a spotless house, cook meals with creativity and passion, refrain from using obscenities. After running into her husband with his much-younger new lover in public, she cannot even refrain from assaulting him physically. In a “raging, torrential voice” (The New York Times), Olga conveys her journey fr...

My Brilliant Friend  Gift Edition

My Brilliant Friend Gift Edition


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-11-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1925498077


My Brilliant Friend Gift Edition Book Description :

A hardback gift edition of the global literary sensation. The story of Elena and Lila begins in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. They learn to rely on each other and discover that their destinies are bound up in the intensity of their relationship. Elena Ferrante’s piercingly honest portrait of two girls’ path into womanhood is also the story of a nation and a meditation on the nature of friendship itself. My Brilliant Friend is a modern masterpiece, the work of one of Italy’s great storytellers....

My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend


  • Author : Kathryn Cope
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-06-20
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1534727140


My Brilliant Friend Book Description :

Whether you are a member of a reading group, or a solitary reader, this clear and concise guide to 'My Brilliant Friend' will greatly enhance your reading experience.A comprehensive guide to Elena Ferrante's first Neapolitan novel, this study aid includes a wealth of information and resources: useful literary and historical context; a plot synopsis; analyses of themes & imagery; character analysis; twenty-eight thought-provoking discussion questions; recommended reading and even a quick quiz.For those in book clubs, this useful companion guide takes the hard work out of preparing for meetings and guarantees productive discussion. For solo readers, it encourages a deeper examination of a rewardingly rich text....

My Brilliant Friends

My Brilliant Friends


  • Author : Nancy K. Miller
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231548946


My Brilliant Friends Book Description :

My Brilliant Friends is a group biography of three women’s friendships forged in second-wave feminism. Poignant and politically charged, the book is a captivating personal account of the complexities of women’s bonds. Nancy K. Miller describes her friendships with three well-known scholars and literary critics: Carolyn Heilbrun, Diane Middlebrook, and Naomi Schor. Their relationships were simultaneously intimate and professional, emotional and intellectual, animated by the ferment of the women’s movement. Friendships like these sustained the generation of women whose entrance into male-dominated professions is still reshaping American society. The stories of their intertwined lives and books embody feminism’s belief in the political importanc...

My Brilliant Friend
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

My Brilliant Friend


  • Author : Elena Ferrante
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-09-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609458638


My Brilliant Friend Book Description :

Soon to be an HBO series, book one in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends growing up in post-war Italy is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted family epic by Italy’s most beloved and acclaimed writer, Elena Ferrante, “one of the great novelists of our time.” (Roxana Robinson, The New York Times) Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Ferrante’s four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its protagonists, the fiery and unforgettable Lila, and the bookish narrator, Elena, become women, wives, mothers, and leaders, all the while maintaining a complex and at times conflictual friendship. Book one in the series follows Lila and Elena from their first fateful meetin...