Giovannino Guareschi: Il marito in collegio [A Husband in Boarding School]

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Published during World War II, Il marito in collegio [A Husband in Boarding School] is Giovannino Guareschi’s third collection of serialized fiction, and it sold well in a wartime market because, in part, many Italians had come to know of his comical strengths both through his two earlier novels — La scoperta di Milano [The Discovery of Milan] and Il destino si chiama Coltilde [Duncan and Clotilda] — and his editorship of the humorous weekly Bertoldo.

The narrative action of Il marito in collegio is set in the early part of the twentieth century. The Madellis-Food-Froulard-Wonder family, clinging haughtily to its ancestral exploits during the Crusades, has for some …

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Perry, Alan. "Il marito in collegio". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 January 2013
[, accessed 29 September 2016.]