Home  »  library  »  BIOS  »  Pietro Fanfani (1815–1879)

C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Pietro Fanfani (1815–1879)

Fanfani, Pietro (fän-fä’nē). An Italian philologist, humorist, and novelist (1815–79). His ‘Vocabulary of Tuscan Usage’ and other “vocabularies” are works of high authority. The ‘Writ at Random,’ and the whimsical satire ‘The Laughing Democritus: Literary Recreations,’ are specimens of his humor. His novels are: ‘Cecco of Ascoli’; ‘Paolina’; ‘The Coachman and his Family’; etc.