Three (not four) syllables: pee-NOHK-kyoh, with the accented 'OH' a bit more open toward 'AW' (thanks Gritchka
The novel The Adventures of Pinocchio novel by Carlo "Collodi" Lorenzini inspired (term used loosely) a Disney animated movie. Collodi originally wrote the novel as a serial in an Italian children's magazine in the 1880s.
- Official web site: www.pinocchio.it
- Various artists' renderings of hero: http://www.pinocchio.fr.st/
Because the novel was first published before 1923, it has entered the public domain. Damian Yerrick, starting with a popular public domain translation by Carol Della Chiesa widely available online, has updated the translation, has made a few stylistic changes to update the translation for the 21st century.
- Search and replace-type changes
- "Marionette" changed to "puppet" throughout
- "Mastro" changed to "Mr." throughout
- "Carabineer" changed to "cop" throughout
- one instance of "Gab" changed to "Crab"
- "the Inn of the Red Lobster" changed to "Red Lobster" except in the first paragraph of chapter 13
- "Lamp-Wick" changed to "Lampwick" or "Candlewick" throughout (I'll have to check)
- References to Europe changed to "the continent"
- More involved changes
- Many references to "A-B-C" changed to Hooked On Phonics;
does this story really _have_ to take place in a Latin-1 zone?
Cyrillic is A-B-V, Greek is A-B-G, Hebrew is '-B-G, Tengwar is T-P-C,
AngloSaxonRunic is F-U-TH...) Note: they're not paying for this plug
-- yet. HOOKED ON PHONICS® is a registered trademark of Gateway
- "man" largely changed to "fellow" (except in idioms, adages, etc.). It all started with a bunch of grapes and the number 21...
- One "man" in chapter 16 replaced with non-sexist "human"
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Table of contents (first season)
- How it happened that Mr. Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child
- Mr. Cherry gives the piece of wood to his friend Geppetto, who takes it to make himself a puppet that will dance, fence, and turn somersaults
- As soon as he gets home, Geppetto fashions the puppet and calls it Pinocchio. The first pranks of the puppet
- The story of
Pinocchio and the Talking Cricket, in which one sees that bad children
do not like to be corrected by those who know more than they do
- Pinocchio is hungry and looks for an egg to cook himself an omelet; but, to his surprise, the omelet flies out of the window
- Pinocchio falls asleep with his feet on a foot warmer, and awakens the next day with his feet all burned off
- Geppetto returns home and gives his own breakfast to the puppet
- Geppetto makes Pinocchio a new pair of feet, and sells his coat to buy him an alphabet book
- Pinocchio sells his book to pay his way into the puppet theater
- The puppets recognize their brother Pinocchio, and greet him with loud cheers; but the Director, Fire Eater, happens along and poor Pinocchio almost loses his life
- Fire Eater sneezes and forgives Pinocchio, who saves his friend, Harlequin, from death
- Fire Eater gives Pinocchio five gold pieces for his father, Geppetto; but the puppet meets a Fox and a Cat and follows them
- Red Lobster (isn't that a seafood restaurant chain?)
- Pinocchio, not having listened to the good advice of the Talking Cricket, falls into the hands of the Assassins
- The Assassins chase Pinocchio, catch him, and hang him to the branch of a giant oak tree
Collodi originally dropped the series after chapter 15, leaving both Pinocchio and readers hanging. A couple years later, he continued the series.
Table of contents (second season)
- The Lovely Maiden with Azure Hair sends for the poor puppet, puts him to bed, and calls three Doctors to tell her if Pinocchio is dead or alive
- Pinocchio eats sugar, but refuses to take medicine. When the undertakers come for him, he drinks the medicine and feels better. Afterwards he tells a lie and, in punishment, his nose grows longer and longer
- Pinocchio finds the Fox and the Cat again, and goes with them to sow the gold pieces in the Field of Wonders
- Pinocchio is robbed of his gold pieces and, in punishment, is sentenced to four months in prison
- Freed from prison, Pinocchio sets out to return to the Fairy; but on the way he meets a Serpent and later is caught in a trap
- Pinocchio is caught by a Farmer, who uses him as a watchdog for his chicken coop
- Pinocchio discovers the thieves and, as a reward for faithfulness, he regains his liberty
- Pinocchio weeps upon learning that the Lovely Maiden with Azure Hair is dead. He meets a Pigeon, who carries him to the seashore. He throws himself into the sea to go to the aid of his father
- Pinocchio reaches the Island of the Busy Bees and finds the Fairy once more
- Pinocchio promises the Fairy to be good and to study, as he is growing tired of being a puppet, and wishes to become a real boy
- Pinocchio goes to the seashore with his friends to see the Terrible Shark
- The great battle between Pinocchio and his playmates. One is wounded. Pinocchio is arrested
- Pinocchio runs the danger of being fried in a pan like a fish
- Pinocchio returns to the Fairy's house and she promises him that, on the morrow, he will cease to be a puppet and become a boy. A wonderful party of coffee-and-milk to celebrate the great event
- Pinocchio, instead of becoming a boy, runs away
to the Land of Toys with his friend, Candlewick
- After five months of play, Pinocchio wakes up one fine morning and finds a great surprise awaiting him
- Pinocchio's ears become like those of a Donkey.
In a little while he changes into a real Donkey and begins to bray
- Pinocchio, having become a Donkey, is bought by the owner of a Circus, who wants to teach him to do tricks. The Donkey becomes lame and is sold to a man who wants to use his skin for a drumhead
- Pinocchio is thrown into the sea, eaten by fishes, and becomes a puppet once more. As he swims to land, he is swallowed by the Terrible Shark
- In the Shark's body Pinocchio finds...
- Pinocchio finally ceases to be a puppet and becomes a boy, or so he thinks
Nodes about Pinocchio
crazy stuff: http://www.eyrie.org/~pi/Stories/pinocchio.txt
bites the dust
Obsessed? Hardly. I only have seven different versions of the Pinocchio
story on videotape, and I only have eight different retellings in book form (including three translations of the real thing) not counting Project Nodeberg.
The whole story always freaked me out... why did Geppetto want a kid anyway? The freudian implications of the whole thing are staggering. Carving a little boy doll out of wood... eww
Because Geppetto had reproductive dysfunction
and lived in a story set before the introduction of sildenafil citrate
, he could not father a child in the normal way. His only friends were his puppets.
That is, if it wasn't all a dream.
If you were looking for the writeup with the highest reputation, you'll have to go fishing in the toilet.