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The Woman of Rome

The Woman of Rome

Author(s): Alberto Moravia

Location(s): Rome

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1930s/40s

Rome under Mussolini is the setting for this, probably Moravia’s best known novel: Adriana, a simple and poor girl who models naked for an artist and gradually moves into a more shadowy world.Giacomo, a failed revolutionary cannot admit his love for Adriana and Astarita, a Secret Police officer obsessed with Adriana: and Sonzogno, who treats Adriana as his private property. A story of passion and betrayal, Moravia looks deep into the heart of Italian Fascism

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