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|Heart : a Schoolboy's Journal by Edmondo de Amicis (1846 - 1908).
Translated by Isabel Florence Hapgood (1851 - 1928)
Little Enrico Bottini is a ten year-old third grade student in Italy who keeps a diary for one whole school year. It records the general problems, excitements, and successes any third grader might deal with, all explained from Enrico's point of view. Through the course of this one year, we watch Enrico learn and grow a little, and hopefully we can learn from his experiences, too.
Edmondo de Amici's 1886 book Cuore was an immediate huge success when it was published, and while school rooms have changed dramatically in the century and a half since the book was first published within Italy and elsewhere, the attraction of this book has hardly diminished, and it is still immensely popular. ( Carolin)
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please do not read from the gutenberg text, i would prefer the 1922 edition linked above. thank you!
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START of recording (Intro)
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"Heart: a Schoolboy's Journal, by Edmondo de Amicis. Translated by Isabel Florence Hapgood. [Chapter title]"
END of recording
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heart_##_amicis_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. heart_01_amicis_128kb.mp3)
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