Author Information At the Circulating Library
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.
References: Allibone; British Census (1851, 1861, 1871, 1881); Times (25 August 1885)