Keats and Italy

A History of the Keats-Shelley House in Italy


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The Keats-Shelley House

Piazza di Spagna 26, Rome Italy

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Keats and Italy
60 Illustrations
2005 Pages 120 Euro 11,00

ISBN 88-89290-31-2

English Library


Keats and Italy

About the Authors


Book Preface by HRH The Prince of Wales


Sally Brown, curator of literary manuscripts at the British Library, read English Literature at Oxford. She has written several books, including English Literary Manuscripts, The Original Alice and Oscar Wilde (to accompany a major centenary exhibition in 2000) and curated many other exhibitions on literary figures including Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, William Hazlitt, Anthony Trollope, Rudyard Kipling and Virginia Woolf.

Vera Cacciatore
, née Signorelli (1911–2004) became Curator of the Keats-Shelley House in 1933 at the age of twenty-one, a position she held for forty-three years, until her retirement in 1976. She is author of four books: C’era una stanza a Roma (1970), La forza motrice, La scalinata (1984) and Disordine (1995). She married the poet Edoardo Cacciatore. She and her husband are both buried in the Protestant Cemetery in Rome.

Filippo Donini, born in Rome in 1911, taught Italian in various universities: Algiers, Dublin, Amsterdam, Utrecht and Columbia NY. He was the Director of the Italian Cultural Institutes in Brussels, New York, and London, where he lived for eighteen years. Donini was the author of numerous books on Italian and English literature including a book on the life of Sergio Corazzini, a study of the English novel and an anecdotal history of Italians in England through the ages. He translated Thomas De Quincey, Charles Dickens, T.S. Eliot, William Golding and Djuna Barnes.

Richard Haslam was born in 1944 and educated at Oxford and the Courtauld Institute of Art. He is the author of two volumes in The Buildings of Wales series, Pevsner Architectural Guides. A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, he has also served on various National Trust committees, the Historic Buildings Council and the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales.

Catherine Payling has been the Curator of the Keats-Shelley House since 1997. After reading English Literature at Oxford, she worked as a curator in the Library of the National Maritime Museum and, in a senior administrative capacity, for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She has been honoured with an MBE in recognition of her contribution to Anglo-Italian cultural relations. In 1997 she helped bring to the attention of the world a long-lost Mary Shelley story, Maurice, forgotten in a trunk in Tuscany for one hundred and seventy years.


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