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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...


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