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Eminent Persons, Biographies Reprinted from the Times Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R478 Discovery Miles 4 780
Eminent Persons, Biographies Reprinted from the Times Volume 1 (Paperback): Books Group
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 Excerpt: ...printed by him for the use of his children, to whom it is dedicated. MANZONI Obituary Notice, Saturday, May 24, 1873 It is not so much matter of surprise that Alessandro Manzoni, the veteran novelist and poet of Italy, has at last died, at the ripe age of eighty-nine, as that he was still alive up to Thursday last. He died at Milan, of which place he was a native. His father was Count Manzoni, and his mother the gifted daughter of the Marquis Beccaria, whose name is well known as the author of a treatise on Crimes and Punishments. He had the misfortune to lose his father during his childhood, and he received his early education at Milan and at Pavia. Before he had reached manhood he went to Paris with his mother, who introduced him into literary circles. The result was that he became acquainted with Volney, Cabaris, Fauriel (to whom he dedicated a tragedy in after years), and Madame Condorcet, and imbibed many of the opinions then current there. He appears to have first attracted attention by a poem in blank verse on the death of Carlo Imbonati, a relative who lived in Paris and left his property to Manzoni's mother. Returning to Italy in 1807, and soon afterwards marrying a lady from Geneva, we find him in 1809 publishing a poem entitled Urania. This he followed up in 1810 by a volume of Sacred Hymns, from which it appears that he had abandoned the deistical notions which he had imbibed during his residence at Paris. In 1820 he published his tragedy of II Conte di Carmagnola, which was succeeded by another, the Adelchi--both accompanied by series of interesting historical notes--and an ode on the death of the Great Napoleon. His tragedies--or one of them at least--received the praise of no less a critic than Goethe. It was not, however, until 1827 that Man...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Books Group
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 116
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-18026-6
Barcode: 9781231180266
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-231-18026-9

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