Rome: N.p., 1974. Draft script for the first episode of an unproduced television series.
Based on "De Novelle Della Pescara" or "The Stories of Pescara" by Gabriele D'Annunzio, published in 1902. The whole collection was envisioned as a miniseries and here is the first episode, based on the first story, "The Virgin Orsola."
A schoolteacher in a convent is threatened with an illness that brings her to the edge of death when she is suddenly brought back. A virgin, she has a sudden sexual awakening and longs for the touch of a certain soldier, but is instead seduced by a pimp, leading her to the brink of madness and eventual death.
Set in Italy.
Orange untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated 1974+, with credits for screenwriter Pasquale Prunas and novelist Gabriele D'Annunzio . 104 leaves, with last page of text numbered 103. photographically reproduced. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with two gold brads.