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"...the leanest, most understated and emotionally powerful novel by Domenico Starnone..."—Rachel Donadio, The New York Times

Elena Ferrante

The Neapolitan Novels Coming to HBO

HBO and Italian state broadcaster Rai will broadcast a new drama series based on the international literary hit My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.

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The Neapolitan Quartet

  • Elena Ferrante

    My Brilliant Friend

    2012, pp. 336, $ 17.00
    A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about...
  • Elena Ferrante

    The Story of a New Name

    2013, pp. 480, $ 18.00
    The Story of a New Name is a sweeping, generous-hearted, and brilliantly realized masterpiece by one of Italy's most important contemporary...
  • Elena Ferrante

    Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

    2014, pp. 400, $ 18.00
    In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women
  • Elena Ferrante

    The Story of the Lost Child

    2015, pp. 480, $ 18.00
    This fourth and final of Elena Ferrante's renowned Neapolitan Novels follows the concluding chapter in the moving and turbulent friendship of Elena...


Recent press

  • "Based on the true story of a 19th-century Spanish princess, this gripping historical novel recounts the travels (to Cuba and America) of the rebellious royal who documented her journey in her controversial feminist memoirs."
    — PureWow, Sep 4 2017
  • "Noir-inflected [and] sprawling...Return to the Dark Valley is packed with vibrant characters and gripping stories."
    — Huffington Post, Sep 1 2017
  • "Who can resist a good historical fiction? This irresistible read is based upon the true story of the Spanish princess Eulalia of the Bourbon Court."
    — Bustle, Sep 1 2017
  • "A rich and readable cautionary tale for strong-minded readers."
    — Library Journal (Starred Review), Sep 1 2017
  • “An unsettling and brilliant document of contemporary life; highly recommended.”
    — Library Journal (Starred Review), Sep 1 2017
  • "Part in-depth family drama, part up-close depiction of societal corruption, this novel leaves a mark."
    — The National, Aug 27 2017
  • “Based on the true story of the Spanish princess Eulalia, Chantel Acevedo’s new novel vividly reimagines the life of the fiery and outspoken woman who, as a child, was part of the Bourbon court at the end of her family’s reign.”
    — Summer Says, Aug 21 2017
  • “The defiant, adventurous spirit of Eulalia gleams throughout this historical novel, based on a real woman who lived in the late 19th century.”
    — Elle Magazine, Aug 21 2017