Antonio Fogazzaro





Antonio Fogazzaro


Born
in Vicenza, Italy
March 25, 1842

Died
March 07, 1911


Fogazzaro was born in Vicenza to a rich family.

In 1864 he got a law degree in Turin. In Milan he followed the scapigliatura movement.

In 1869 he was back in Vicenza to work as lawyer, but he left this path very soon to write books full time.

In his works one finds a constant conflict between sense of duty and passions, faith and reason. In some cases this brings the tormented soul of characters into mystic experiences. Arguably his masterpiece was Piccolo Mondo Antico (variously titled in English translations as The Patriot or as Little World of the Past). This well written novel is set in his beloved Valsolda on Lake Lugano, Italy, in the 1850s. It has delightful evocations of the landscape, and strong characterizations which reveal the inne
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Piccolo mondo antico

3.31 avg rating — 260 ratings — published 1895 — 53 editions
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Malombra

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3.43 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 1881 — 34 editions
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Piccolo mondo moderno

2.81 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1901 — 16 editions
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The Saint

2.83 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1905 — 29 editions
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Daniele Cortis: Romanzo (1906)

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Eden Anto

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Pequeño mundo antiguo

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Il Mistero del Poeta

3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1900 — 8 editions
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Il dolore nell'arte

2.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Piccolo mondo antico

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