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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Girolamo Volpe

Author: Girolamo Volpe (1816–1885)

Biography: Girolamo Volpe was born in 1816 in Venice, Italy. A convert to Protestantism, he moved to England in the 1850s where he wrote, translated, and taught Italian at Eton (beginning in 1866) and University College London. He wrote two novels: the anti-Catholic The Home and the Priest (1860) and the pro-revolutionary Filippo Malincontri (1861). Among his other works is An Italian Grammar (1869) for use at Eton. In 1861, he married a widow Catherine Edwards. King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy made Volpe a Cavaliere in 1873. He died in 1885.

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References: Allibone; British Census (1851, 1861, 1871, 1881); Times (25 August 1885)

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Home and the Priest.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1860.
  2. Filippo Malincontri: or, Student Life in Venetia. An Autobiography.  2 vol.  London: Manwaring, 1861.