From Library Journal
Moravia's star is again on the rise thanks to several recent republications of his works. This 1949 title is the first in Steerforth's new "Italia" line, which will present works covering a wide spectrum of Italian life and culture. Set against a backdrop of Mussolini's fascism, this title follows the life of Adriana, a model whose charms attract a young student, a powerful politico, and a vile criminal.
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"A profoundly realistic and compassionate story which continually transcends its subject; which is in effect the story of modern Italy." -- The Atlantic Monthly