Naples '44 Setting & Symbolism

Norman Lewis (author)
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Italy

Allied occupied Italy is where the book's major events take place.

Naples

The famed Italian city where Lewis is stationed for most of the book. He comes to love the residents of Naples, the Neapolitans.

The Evacuation Hospital

The hospital where Lewis receives treatment for malaria.

The Palace of the Princes of Satriano

The palace in Naples where Lewis and his section are stationed.

Benevento

The second town where Lewis is stationed.

Empty Buildings

The war has left many building in Naples and Benevento empty. Secretive actions occur here, and many time-delayed Axis explosive are buried around them. Events often caused these buildings to collapse.

San Gennaro's Blood

The blood of a saint held by the Neapolitans. Each year at Whitsun, the town prays that the blood of San Gennaro will liquefy quickly, which indicates a good year to come. If San Gennaro's blood liquefies slowly, this...

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