Eleven Short Stories = Undici Novelle - A Voice Summary & Analysis

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The Marchesa Borghi has a son who has gone blind. She has had him examined by numerous experts and all of them have told her he has an incurable case of glaucoma. In her desperation to help her son, she finally calls on Dr. Giunio Falci, an eccentric and disagreeable man who is the head of an eye clinic.

Dr. Falci examines the young man and does not believe he has glaucoma. Instead, he believes he has developed cataracts, which is a condition that can be cured with an operation. Dr. Falci does not tell the Marchesa what he thinks, however, not wishing to give her any false hope in case he is wrong. Instead, he asks to come visit her son again after a few days.

Dr. Falci returns to the Marchesa's grand villa a few days later and finds a crowd of people...

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