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Edmondo De Amicis (1846–1908)

De Amicis, Edmondo (ä-mē’chēs). A distinguished Italian writer; born at Oneglia in Liguria, Oct. 21, 1846; died on March 11, 1908. From 1865 till the occupation of Rome by the Italian army he was in the military service of King Victor Emmanuel’s government; then he returned to civil life at Turin, devoting himself wholly to literature, in which he had already won distinction by several graphic sketches of camp life. Among his writings of this kind the most noteworthy are: ‘Army Life’ (1869) and ‘Recollections of 1870–71.’ Of novels we have from his pen: ‘The College Friends’; ‘A Great Day’; ‘The Paternal Home’ (1872), and ‘Cuore’ (Hearts), published in English as ‘The Heart of a Schoolboy.’ His works of travel—including ‘Spain’; ‘Recollections of London’; ‘Holland’; ‘Constantinople’; ‘Recollections of Paris’;—‘Morocco’ had a very wide circulation, and have been translated into several languages. He published also a volume of ‘Verses.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).