Carlo Collodi

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Pinocchio by Enrico Mazzanti (1852–1910) – the first illustrator (1883) of Le avventure di Pinocchio
146 printed pages

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    Thomas Dupont Thomsenshared an impression2 years ago

    Jeg har nydt denne bog fra først til sidst. Den er af stor skønhed og samtidig et muntert lære stykke. Såvel Schopenhauers filosofi som Max Stirners tænkning har flere berøringspunkter med denne bog, som fortjener en udbredelse ud over den fordrejede Disney fremstilling.

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Quotes

    Ülviyye İbrahimovahas quoted9 months ago
    Centuries ago there lived—

    "A king!" my little readers will say immediately.

    No, children, you are mistaken. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood.
    b1066242611has quoted7 months ago
    "Bravo, Polendina!" cried the same tiny voice which came from no one knew where.

    On hearing himself called Polendina, Mastro Geppetto turned the color of a red pepper and, facing the carpenter, said to him angrily:

    "Why do you insult me?"

    "Who is insulting you?"

    "You called me Polendina."

    "I did not."

    "I suppose you think I did! Yet I KNOW it was you."

    "No!"

    "Yes!"

    "No!"

    "Yes!"

    And growing angrier each moment, they went from words to blows, and finally began to scratch and bite and slap each other.

    When the fight was over, Mastro Antonio had Geppetto's yellow wig in his hands and Geppetto found the carpenter's curly wig in his mouth.

    "Give me back my wig!" shouted Mastro Antonio in a surly voice.

    "You return mine and we'll be friends."

    The two little old men, each with his own wig back on his own head, shook hands and swore to be good friends for the rest of their lives.

    "Well then, Mastro Geppetto," said the carpenter, to show he bore him no ill will, "what is it you want?"

    "I want a piece of wood to make a Marionette. Will you give it to me?"

    Mastro Antonio, very glad indeed, went immediately to his bench to get the piece of wood which had frightened him so much. But as he was about to give it to his friend, with a violent jerk it slipped out of his hands and hit against poor Geppetto's thin legs.

    "Ah! Is this the gentle way, Mastro Antonio, in which you make your gifts? You have made me almost lame!"

    "I swear to you I did not do it!"

    "It was I, of course!"

    "It's the fault of this piece of wood."

    "You're right; but remember you were the one to throw it at my legs."

    "I did not throw it!"

    "Liar!"

    "Geppetto, do not insult me or I shall call you Polendina."

    "Idiot."

    "Polendina!"

    "Donkey!"

    "Polendina!"

    "Ugly monkey!"

    "Polendina!"

    On hearing himself called Polendina for the third time, Geppetto lost his head with rage and threw himself upon the carpenter. Then and there they gave each other a sound thrashing.

    After this fight, Mastro Antonio had two more scratches on his nose, and Geppetto had two buttons missing from his coat. Thus having settled their accounts, they shook hands and swore to be good friends for the rest of their lives.

    Then Geppetto took the fine piece of wood, thanked Mastro Antonio, and limped away toward home
    Fabienne de Ruiterhas quotedlast year
    Geppetto had two buttons missing from his coat. Thus having settled their accounts,

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