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About the Author: Francis Marion Crawford

Francis Marion Crawford (1854-1909) was an American writer noted for his many novels. He was born at Bagni di Lucca, Italy. In 1879 he went to India, where he studied Sanskrit and edited the Allahabad Indian Herald. Returning to America he continued to study Sanskrit at Harvard University for a year, contributed to various periodicals, and in 1882 produced his first novel, Mr Isaacs. This book had an immediate success, and its author's promise was confirmed by the publication of Doctor Claudius: A True Story (1883). After a brief residence in New York and Boston, in 1883 he returned to Italy, where he made his permanent home. He also published the historical works, Ave Roma Immortalis (1898), Rulers of the South (1900) renamed Sicily, Calabria and Malta in 1904, and Gleanings from Venetian History (1905). The Saracinesca series is perhaps known to be his best work, with the third in the series, Don Orsino, set against the background of a real estate bubble, told with effective concision. A fourth book in the series, Corleone, was the first major treatment of the Mafia in literature.


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Paperback, Published in Oct 2008 by Cornford Press

ISBN10: 1443774596 | ISBN13: 9781443774598

Page count: 684

This is Francis Marion Crawford's 1897 novel, "Corleone - A Tale Of Sicily." This classic text is highly recommended for fans and collectors of Crawford's masterful work, and will be of special value to those with an interest in Italy. Francis Marion Crawford (1854 - 1909) was an American writer famous for his novels set in Italy - and for his weird and wonderful stories. Other notable works by this author include: "Saracinesca" (1887), "Khaled: A Tale of Arabia" (1891), and "A Roman Singer" (1884). Many antiquarian books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

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