The Women of Rome, Alberto Moravia’s best and best-known novel in Malayalam, translated by K P Balachandran. It’s the story of Adriana, a simple girl with no fortune but her beauty who models naked for a painter, accepts gifts from men, and could never quite identify the moment when she traded her private dream of home and children for the life of a prostitute. The glitter and cynicism of Rome under Mussolini provide the background of this modern classic.
One of the very few novels of the twentieth century which can be ranked with the work of Dostoevsky, 'Romile Abhisarika' also tells the stories of the tortured university student Giacomo, a failed revolutionary who refuses to admit his love for Adriana; of the sinister figure of Astarita, the Secret Police officer obsessed with Adriana; and of the coarse and brutal criminal Sonzogno, who treats Adriana as his private property. Within this story of passion and betrayal, Moravia calmly strips away the pride and arrogance hiding the corrupt heart of Italian Fascism.
Malayalam Title: റോമിലെ അഭിസാരിക
Size: Demy 1/8
Edition: 2013 January
- Publisher: Green Books
- Category: Malayalam Novel
- Availability: Out Of Stock