In Hermann Melville‘s The Piazza a retired man moves to the countryside. The farm life is not easy and disappointments are described from the veranda of his remote cottage, situated on the edge of a forest, where it seems there is a young woman living in an idyllic setting. The protagonist will dream this image, the chimera that is the place of the fairies, where you can find happiness, paradise. This is the story of a dreamer who dreams of becoming someone else.
Keywords: The Piazza, Hermann Melville, Faligi