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The Corfu Trilogy

By Gerald Durrell

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| Paperback | 9780141028415

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The Corfu Trilogy consists of the popular classic My Family and Other Animals and its delightful sequels, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. All three books are set on the enchanted island of Corfu in the 193 Continue

The Corfu Trilogy consists of the popular classic My Family and Other Animals and its delightful sequels, Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. All three books are set on the enchanted island of Corfu in the 1930s, and tell the story of the eccentic English family who moved there.
For Gerald, the budding zoologist, Corfu was a natural paradise, teeming with strange birds and beasts that he could collect, watch and care for. But life was not without its problems - his family often objected to his animal-collecting activities, especially when the beasts wound up in the villa or - even worse - the fridge. With hilarious yet endearing portraits of his family and their many unusual hangers-on, The Corfu Trilogy also captures the beginnings of the author's lifelong love of animals. Recounted with immense humour and charm, this wonderful account of Corfu's natural history reveals a rare, magical childhood. For the passionate zoologist, Corfu was a natural paradise, teeming with strange birds and beasts that he could collect, watch and care for. But life was not without its problems - Gerald's family often objected to his animal-collecting activities, especially when the beasts wound up in the family's villa or - even worse - the fridge. Gerald Durrell evokes his island paradise with passion and wonder.

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    Gerald Durrell era un ragazzino quando la sua famiglia, annoiata dalla sonnolenta e fredda vita inglese, si trasferì armi e bagagli in Grecia, nell'isola di Corfù. Era la metà degli anni '30 e Corfù doveva essere il classico paradiso incontaminato. Q ...(continue)

    Gerald Durrell era un ragazzino quando la sua famiglia, annoiata dalla sonnolenta e fredda vita inglese, si trasferì armi e bagagli in Grecia, nell'isola di Corfù. Era la metà degli anni '30 e Corfù doveva essere il classico paradiso incontaminato. Qui il giovane Gerry è allo stato brado, la buona mamma gli cerca ogni tanto un "educatore" ma è questione di poche ore la settimana; nel resto del tempo lui è libero di scorrazzare per l'isola e sviluppa in poco tempo quella passione che farà di lui un biologo e zoologo conosciuto in tutto il mondo. La sua popolarità è dovuta proprio a questo (che in realtà è una trilogia) e altri libri, dove divulga le sue osservazioni naturalistiche mescolandole a gustosi episodi della sua vita. Era un ottimo affabulatore, le sue storie si leggono di gusto e in ognuna di esse si trovano, in perfetto equilibrio, la minuziosa e appassionante descrizione del naturalista con l'arguto e divertente episodio autobiografico.

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    中英文幾乎都絕版,中文莫名其妙再版

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 768 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0141028416
  • ISBN-13: 9780141028415
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Canada, Limited
  • Publish date: 2006-01-01
  • Dimensions: 322 mm x 838 mm x 1,225 mm
  • Also available as: eBook
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