The Castle of Fratta

Author: Ippolito Nievo

Publisher: Praeger


Category: Fiction

Page: 589

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Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies A J

Le confessioni d'un Italiano, as Le confessioni di un ottua- genario, edited by Erminia Fua Fusinato, 1867; as The Castle of Fratta, translated by Lovett F. Edwards, 1957. Novelliere campagnuolo e altri racconti, edited by Iginio De ...

Author: Gaetana Marrone

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1579583903

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1504

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Containing almost 600 entries, this impressive 2-volume reference presents detailed and authoritative treatment of the field of Italian literature, with attention both to the work and influence of individual writers of all genres and to movements, styles, and critical approaches.

Confessions of an Italian

AT THE CASTLE OF FRATTA: Carlo Altoviti, author of these Confessions, patriot, soulmate to his cousin, la Pisana The Count of Fratta, lord of the Castle, last of a dying breed The Countess of Fratta, a lady of Venice domiciled with the ...

Author: Ippolito Nievo

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141391677

Category: Fiction

Page: 802

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An overlooked classic of Italian literature, this epic and unforgettable novel recounts one man's long and turbulent life in revolutionary Italy. At the age of eighty-three and nearing death, Carlo Altoviti has decided to write down the confessions of his long life. He remembers everything: his unhappy childhood in the kitchens of the Castle of Fratta; romantic entanglements during the siege of Genoa; revolutionary fighting in Naples; and so much more. Throughout, Carlo lives only for his twin passions in life: his dream of a unified, free Italy and his undying love for the magnificent but inconstant Pisana. Peopled by a host of unforgettable characters - including drunken smugglers, saintly nuns, scheming priests, Napoleon and Lord Byron - this is an epic historical novel that tells the remarkable and inseparable stories of one man's life and the history of Italy's unification. Ippolito Nievo was born in 1831 in Padua. Confessions of an Italian, written in 1858 and published posthumously in 1867, is his best known work. A patriot and a republican, he took part with Garibaldi and his Thousand in the momentous 1860 landing in Sicily to free the south from Bourbon rule. Nievo died before he reached the age of thirty, when his ship, en route from Palermo to Naples, went down in the Tyrrhenian Sea in early 1861. He was, Italo Calvino once said, the sole Italian novelist of the nineteenth century in the 'daredevil, swashbuckler, rambler' mould so dear to other European literatures. Frederika Randall has worked as a cultural journalist for many years. Her previous translations include Luigi Meneghello's Deliver Us and Ottavio Cappellani's Sicilian Tragedee and Sergio Luzzatto's Padre Pio: Miracles and Politics in a Secular Age. Lucy Riall is Professor of Comparative History at the European University Institute. Her many books include Garibaldi. Invention of a Hero. 'Of all the furore that came out of the Risorgimento, only Manzoni and Nievo really matter today' - Umberto Eco 'The one 19th century Italian novel which has [for an Italian reader] that charm and fascination so abundant in foreign literatures' - Italo Calvino 'Perhaps the greatest Italian novel of the nineteenth century' - Roberto Carnero 'A spirited appeal for liberté, égalité and fraternité, the novel is also an astute, scathing and amusing human comedy, a tale of love, sex and betrayal, of great wealth and grinding poverty, of absolute power and scheming submission, of idealism and cynicism, courage and villainy' - The Literary Encyclopedia


For an abridged English translation see The Castle of Fratta , trans . Lovett F. Edwards , Oxford University Press , London , 1957 281 On the connections between Manzoni and Nievo see Iginio de Luca , “ L'Addio di Lucia nei Promessi ...

Author: Margaret Plant

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300083866

Category: History

Page: 550

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Margaret Plant presents a wide-ranging cultural history of the city from the fall of the Republic in 1797, until 1997, showing how it has changed and adapted and how perceptions of it have shaped its reality.

Critical Approaches to Fiction

Or take Ippolito Nievo's great novel of 1867 , Confessions of an Octogenarian , 1 recently rediscovered in Italy , with its description of the picturesque but shabby castle of Fratta , north of Venice , where the hero , a penniless ...

Author: Shiv Kumar Kumar

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126902958

Category: Fiction

Page: 374

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Critical Approaches To Fiction Is Designed To Offer The Post-Graduate Student, And The General Reader, A Comprehensive Cross-Section Of Some Of The Best Critical Material Available On The Theory And Practice Of Fiction. Within The Compass Of This Volume, The Authors Have Included Representative Essays By Such Eminent Critics And Writers As Saul Bellow, Eudora Welty, Mark Schorer, Philip Rahv And Wayne C. Booth. This Book Covers, Every Significant Aspect Of Fiction Plot, Character, Language, Theme, Setting And The Diverse Modes Of Presentation.It Is Earnestly Hoped That This Book Would Be Found Eminently Useful Both By Teachers And Students Of Indian Universities.

The Lives of the Novel

The main character, Carlo, an illegitimate child staying with his aunt in the old castle of Fratta, on territory belonging to the Republic of Venice, witnesses the complicated family life of the local nobility during the last decades of ...

Author: Thomas G. Pavel

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691165785

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

View: 211

Reprint. Originally published: Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, A 2013.

The Castle of Fratta In a translation by Lovett F Edwards Illustrations by Eric Fraser Chapters 1 5 of Le Confessioni d un Italiano

Author: Ippolito Nievo




Page: 224

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Giulia Gonzaga

Ferrara”.1155 A military man with a difficult character, violent and quarrelsome, Manfroni had had, not a palace built at Fratta, in Polesine, as many Veneto families did in the 16th and 17th centuries, but a turreted castle.

Author: Susanna Peyronel Rambaldi

Publisher: Viella Libreria Editrice

ISBN: 8833139166

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 568

The life of Giulia Gonzaga – a leading figure in a delicate time of transition in 16th-century Italian political, cultural and religious history – brings this period and its dramatic turning-points alive. A favoured disciple of Juan de Valdés and at the centre of his group of followers, as well as a loyal friend of the protonotary Pietro Carnesecchi, who was condemned for heresy and executed, Giulia Gonzaga was strongly tied to her class, her powerful dynasty and to family and political intrigues. Under the shadow of her family, she enjoyed a heterodox experience shared by many others, men and women alike, who were protagonists of an intellectual and spiritual dissent that was harshly repressed by the Church of Rome. Through the life of a woman, this book recounts the shifts in the political balance of power in Italy in the early years of Spanish dominion and how they mixed with religious dissent and with attempts to change the direction of the Church. It also recounts the relationships, friendships and solidarities of an aristocracy, male and female, that sought to play a role in the bitter conflicts that had emerged in Italian society as the Reformation spread throughout Europe.

Art and Letters

Nor did Messer Troilo neglect other opportunities of seeing the damsel , such as at church , and at her father's shop , riding over from his castle at Fratta on purpose , but always honestis valde modibus , as the damsel showed herself ...




Category: Art


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Hauntings and Other Fantastic Tales

Nor did Messer Troilo neglect other opportunities of seeing the damsel , such as at church and at her father's shop , riding over from his castle at Fratta on purpose , but always honestis valde modibus , 2 as the damsel showed herself ...

Author: Vernon Lee

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551115788

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Vernon Lee writes in the Preface to Hauntings, “My ghosts are what you call spurious ghosts... of whom I can affirm only one thing, that they haunted certain brains, and have haunted, among others, my own.” First published in 1890, Lee’s most famous volume of supernatural tales occupies a special place in the literature of the fantastic for its treatment of the femme fatale and the allure of the past, along with the themes of thwarted artistic creativity and psychological obsession. This collection, which includes the four stories originally published in Hauntings and three others, enables readers to consider Lee’s work anew for its subtle redefinitions of gender and sexuality during the Victorian fin-de-siècle. The appendices, which include extensive excerpts from writings by Lee’s predecessors and peers, including Algernon Charles Swinburne, Walter Pater, and Lee’s brother Eugene Lee-Hamilton, allow the reader to see how Lee takes on the themes and preoccupations of the late-Victorian period but adapts them to her own purposes.