Edmondo de Amicis

Edmondo de Amicis

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edmondo De Amicis (21 October 1846 - 11 March 1908) was an Italian novelist, journalist, poet and short-story writer. His best-known book is the children's novel Heart. Born in Oneglia (part of the city of Imperia), he went to military school in Modena, and became an Army officer in the new Kingdom of Italy. De Amicis fought in the battle of Custoza during the Third Independence War, a defeat of Savoy forces against the Austrian Empire; the spectacle left him disappointed, and contributed to his later decision to leave military life. In Florence, he wrote his first sketches dealing with his frontline experience, collected as La vita militare ("Military Life," 1868), and first published by the journal of the Ministry of Defense, L'Italia Militare. In 1870, he joined the staff of the journal La Nazione in Rome, and his correspondence at the time later served as base for his travel writings: Spagna (1873), Olanda (1874), Ricordi di Londra (1874), Marocco (1876), Costantinopoli (1878), Ricordi di Parigi (1879). A new edition of Costantinopoli was published in 2005, with a foreword by Umberto Eco.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134900575
  • 9786134900577