Franklin

Sei anni della vita galante del signor dal Monte.

Publication:
Da' confini d'Italia : [s.n.], MDCCCXVIII [1818]
Format/Description:
Book
149, [1] pages ; 17 cm
Subjects:
Epistolary fiction, Italian -- 19th century.
Form/Genre:
Fictitious imprints (Publishing) -- Italy -- 19th century.
Place of Publication:
Italy.
Summary:
First and only edition of a curious libertine novel in letter form. The work begins with a dialogue between the main protagonist and his publisher, who tries to establish whether the work is pure fiction, an outcome of the author's imagination, or whether the letters actually exist. The author maintains that this collection is to be published as an education to husbands and trusting fathers so that they may have an idea of what their wives and daughters are doing. The letters are exchanged between two friends, who muse on the possibility of happiness, but also commiserate on each other's affairs. Letters from various lovers of Signor dal Monte, the main character, are also included. Dal Monte travels through Europe, reporting on another lover who relocated to Berlin, which is the best location for causing a high number of young men to loose their heads.
Local notes:
RBC copy purchased for the Penn Libraries in 2019 from Susanna Schulz-Falster Rare Books.
RBC copy bound in original paper wrappers printed with type-ornament borders; title and imprint on spine; edges untrimmed.
Penn Chronology:
1818
OCLC:
893008795
Loading...
Location Notes Your Loan Policy
Description Status Barcode Your Loan Policy