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About Carol Ottolenghi. Carol Ottolenghi. Books by Carol Ottolenghi. Trivia About Pinocchio. No trivia or quizzes yet. It is about the mischievous adventures of an animated marionette named Pinocchio and his father, a poor woodcarver named Geppetto. It was originally published in a serial form as The Story of a Puppet Italian : La storia di un burattino in the Giornale per i bambini , one of the earliest Italian weekly magazines for children, starting from 7 July The story stopped after nearly 4 months and 8 episodes at Chapter 15, but by popular demand from readers, the episodes were resumed on 16 February Since then, the spread of Pinocchio on the main markets for children's book of the time was continuous and uninterrupted, and it was met with enthusiastic reviews worldwide.
A universal icon and a metaphor of the human condition, the book is considered a canonical piece of children's literature and has had great impact on world culture. Philosopher Benedetto Croce reputed it as one of the greatest works of Italian literature. According to extensive research done by the Fondazione Nazionale Carlo Collodi in the late s and based on UNESCO sources, the book has been adapted in over languages worldwide,  while as of it has been translated into over languages.
The setting of the story is the Tuscan area of Italy. It was a unique literary marriage of genres for its time. The story's Italian language is peppered with Florentine dialect features, such as the protagonist 's Florentine name. In the s, Collodi began to have a variety of both fiction and non-fiction books published.
Once, he translated some French fairy-tales so well that he was asked whether he would like to write some of his own. In , he sent a short episode in the life of a wooden puppet to a friend who edited a newspaper in Rome, wondering whether the editor would be interested in publishing this "bit of foolishness" in his children's section. The editor did, and the children loved it.
The Adventures of Pinocchio was originally published in a serial form as in the Giornale per i bambini , one of the earliest Italian weekly magazines for children, starting from 7 July In the original, serialized version, Pinocchio dies a gruesome death: hanged for his innumerable faults, at the end of Chapter At the request of his editor, Collodi added chapters 16—36, in which the Fairy with Turquoise Hair rescues Pinocchio and eventually transforms him into a real boy, when he acquires a deeper understanding of himself, making the story more suitable for children.
In the second half of the book, the maternal figure of the Blue-haired Fairy is the dominant character, versus the paternal figure of Geppetto in the first part. In February , the story was published in a single book with huge success. Children's literature was a new idea in Collodi's time, an innovation in the 19th century.
Thus in content and style it was new and modern, opening the way to many writers of the following century. As of October , The Adventures of Pinocchio became the world's most translated book over languages excluding religious works. The title character is a cultural icon and one of the most reimagined characters in children's literature. Carlo Collodi, who died in , was respected during his lifetime as a talented writer and social commentator, and his fame continued to grow when Pinocchio was first translated into English by Mary Alice Murray in , whose translation was added to the widely read Everyman's Library in Other well regarded English translations include the translation by Carol Della Chiesa , and the bilingual edition by Nicolas J.
The first appearance of the book in the United States was in , with publication of the first US edition in , translated and illustrated by Walter S.
Cramp and Charles Copeland. Together with those from the United Kingdom, the American editions contributed to the popularity of Pinocchio in countries more culturally distant from Italy, such as Iceland and Asian countries. The Adventures of Pine Nut , and the first French edition was published in Between and , translations were made into all European languages and several languages of Asia, Africa and Oceania.
The first stage adaptation was launched in , written by Gattesco Gatteschi and Enrico Guidotti and directed by Luigi Rasi. The Walt Disney version was a groundbreaking achievement in the area of effects animation, giving realistic movement to vehicles, machinery and natural elements such as rain, lightning, smoke, shadows and water.
The story begins in Tuscany , Italy. A carpenter named Master Antonio, but whom everyone calls Master Cherry, has found a block of pinewood which he plans to carve into a leg for his table. When he begins, however, the log shouts out. Frightened by the talking log, Master Cherry gives it to his neighbor Geppetto , an extremely poor man who plans to make a living as a puppeteer in hopes of earning "a crust of bread and a glass of wine". Geppetto carves the block into a boy and names him " Pinocchio ".
As soon as Pinocchio's nose has been carved, it begins to grow with his congenital impudence. Before he is even built, Pinocchio already has a mischievous attitude; no sooner than Geppetto is finished carving Pinocchio's feet does the puppet proceed to kick him. Once the puppet has been finished and Geppetto teaches him to walk, Pinocchio runs out the door and away into the town.
He is caught by a Carabiniere , who assumes Pinocchio has been mistreated and imprisons Geppetto.
Left alone, Pinocchio heads back to Geppetto's house to get something to eat. Once he arrives at home, a talking cricket who has lived in the house for over a century warns him of the perils of disobedience and hedonism. In retaliation, Pinocchio throws a hammer at the cricket, more accurately than he intended to, and accidentally kills it. That evening, Pinocchio falls asleep with his feet on the stove, and wakes to find that they have burned off.
Geppetto is released from prison and makes Pinocchio a new pair of feet. In gratitude, Pinocchio promises to attend school, and Geppetto sells his only coat to buy him a school book.
On his way to school the next morning, Pinocchio encounters the Great Marionette Theatre, and he sells his school book in order to buy a ticket for the show. The marionettes on stage recognize him in the audience and call out to him, angering the puppet master Mangiafuoco. The puppet master initially decides to use Pinocchio as firewood but ultimately releases him and gives him five gold pieces to give to Geppetto.
As Pinocchio travels home to give the coins to his father, he meets a fox and a cat. The Cat pretends to be blind, and the Fox pretends to be lame. A white blackbird tries to warn Pinocchio of their lies, but the blackbird is eaten by the Cat. The two animals convince Pinocchio that if he plants his coins in the Field of Miracles outside the city of Catchfools , they will grow into a tree with gold coins. They stop at an inn, where the Fox and the Cat gorge themselves on food at Pinocchio's expense and ask to be awoken by midnight.
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