"Il tempo è moneta"?. Pinocchio e il denaro

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] "Time is money" ?. Pinocchio and money

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Drawing from Collodi’s own reference to the expression time is money in 'Un romanzo in vapore' back to 1856, this essay investigates Collodi’s thoughts on time and money. Specifically, it identifies in Smiles and Franklin some of the sources of Collodi’s unpublished manuscripts on education and, in the light of numerous annotations and citations, it uncovers the role played by money in the process of “humanization” of Pinocchio.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] "Time is money" ?. Pinocchio and money
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)77-91
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • 'Advice to a young tradesman'
  • 'Consigli a un giovane artigiano'
  • 'Le avventure di Pinocchio'
  • 'Self-help'
  • (Self-help) Chi si aiuta Dio l'aiuta
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Carlo Collodi
  • Samuel Smiles


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