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Publication Date: Jan 17, 2007

160 pp


List Price US: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-59051-221-0

Trim Size: 5.00 x 7.99 x 0.40 in.


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ISBN: 978-1-63542-162-0

Conjugal Love

A Novel

by Alberto Moravia Translated by Marina Harss

To begin with I’d like to talk about my wife. To love means, in addition to many other things, to delight in gazing upon and observing the beloved.
–From Conjugal Love

When Silvio, a rich Italian dilettante, and his beautiful wife agree to move to the country and forgo sex so that he will have the energy to write a successful novel, something is bound to go wrong: Silvio’s literary ambitions are far too big for his second-rate talent, and his wife Leda is a passionate woman. This dangerously combustible situation is set off when Leda accuses Antonio, the local barber who comes every morning to shave Silvio, of trying to molest her. Silvio obstinately refuses to dismiss him, and the quarrel and its shattering consequences put the couple’s love to the test.

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