Midnight in Sicily

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Midnight in Sicily
Midnight in Sicily - bookcover.jpg
Paperback edition
Author Peter Robb
Language English
Subject Sicily
Genre Non-fiction
Published 1996
Media type Print, e-book
ISBN 978-0571199327

Midnight in Sicily is an English-language book on Italy written by Peter Robb.[1] The book was first published in 1996.[2]


Spending fourteen years in southern Italy, Peter Robb recounts his journey into the Italian mezzogiorno - chiefly Sicily, but also Naples, and reveals its culture, history, art, literature and politics. The book also explores the dysfunction and impunity that intertwined with the organised crime world or Mafia world of the area from the post World War II era up to the 1990s, and the role of seven-time prime minister Giulio Andreotti.

Critical reception[edit]

New York Times wrote in their review—[3]

"Midnight in Sicily" is packed densely with events and characters that remain distinct even as Robb skips through time and place.


  1. ^ "The top 10 books about Italy". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Overlapping words: Peter Robb's Midnight in Sicily and Leonardo Sciascia's Detective Stories in Italics". Swinburne Research Bank. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Book review". New York Times. Retrieved 6 May 2015.