Lettere ad una giovane sposa
[Women].

Torino: Presso la Vedova Griringbello & Comp., 1831. Minor chipping at spine extremities, and minor foxing. A very good, appealing copy, entirely uncut. Publisher's pink printed wrappers, a little soiled. Small octavo. [153] pp. (Item ID: 15782)

$450.00

The text includes twenty-one letters on various subjects, including confidence, prudence, jealousy, self-love, religion, conviction, friendship, the dance, conversation, domestic economy,etc. The final portion of the text is a guide to studies, including fine arts, science, geography, theatre, poetry, and novels. The author notes recommends Corneille, Racine, Ossian, Milton, Voltaire, Goldoni, and many others and notes that the English have produced the best novelists, citing the names of Richardson, Defoe, Smollett, Fielding, Goldsmith, Sir Walter Scott, Ann Radcliffe, and many others. He goes on to recommend three novels especially--Robinson Crusoe, Tom Jones, and The Vicar of Wakefield.

Passano credits this book to Count Tullio Dandolo (1801-1870). (See Dizionario di opere anonime e pseudonime: in supplemento a quello di Gaetano…, p. 383.)

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