Elena Ferrante
Elena Ferrante is the pseudonym of an Italian author of literary fiction. She writes the Neapolitan Novels series. Elena’s true identity is not known, as she believes that “books, once they are written, have no need of their authors.” She was named one of the 100 most influential people on the planet by Time in 2016.

Elena Ferrante published her first novel, entitled L’amore molesto in 1992. It was translated into English as Troubling Love in 2006. Her first novel to be published in English was The Days of Abandonment in 20056. Below is a list of Elena Ferrante’s books in order of when they were originally released in English:

Publication Order of Neapolitan Novels


My Brilliant Friend(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Story of a New Name(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Story of the Lost Child(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Days of Abandonment(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Troubling Love(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost Daughter(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


The Beach at Night(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Elena Ferrante Synopses: The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante is the story of a woman’s descent into emptiness after her husband leaves her with two young children to care for. When she finds herself literally trapped within the four walls of their high-rise apartment, she is forced to confront her ghosts, the potential loss of her own identity, and the possibility that life may never return to normal.

Troubling Love is a standalone title by Elena Ferrante. Following her mother’s untimely and mysterious death, Delia embarks on a voyage of discovery through the streets of her native Naples searching for the truth about her family. A series of mysterious telephone calls leads her to compelling and disturbing revelations about her mother’s final days.


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