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Bicycle Thieves

Bicycle Thieves

Author: Luigi Bartolini

Year Published: 1946

Description: Set in economically depressed post-World War II Rome, Bicycle Thieves is the story of a poor father, Antonio Ricci, who searches the streets of the city for his stolen bicycle, which is essential to maintaining his newfound employment and providing for his wife and two young children.  The novel served as the basis for the 1948 film (known as both "Bicycle Thieves" and "The Bicycle Thief") directed by Vittorio De Sica and widely considered one of the masterpieces of Italian neorealism and world cinema.

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