Letter to a Child Never Born

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Letter to a Child Never Born
Letter to a Child Never Born.jpg
Letter to a Child Never Born's cover
Author Oriana Fallaci
Original title Lettera a un bambino mai nato
Translator John Shepley
Country Italy
Language Italian
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Publication date
1975
Published in English
1976
Media type Print (Book)
Pages 114
ISBN 0-671-22374-7
OCLC 2493634
858/.9/1407
LC Class PZ4.F192 Le PQ4866.A4

Letter to a Child Never Born (Italian: Lettera a un bambino mai nato, 1975) is a novel by Italian author and journalist Oriana Fallaci. It is written as a letter by young professional woman (presumably Fallaci herself) to the fetus she carries in utero; it details the woman's struggle to choose between a career she loves and an unexpected pregnancy, explaining the how life works with examples of her childhood, and warning him/her about the unfairness of the world. The English translation was first published in 1976. At the end of the English version, the woman has a miscarriage.

The book sold four million copies worldwide. As of January 2007, it is out of print.