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Alessandro Verri (9 November 1741 - 23 September 1816) was an Italian author.Born in Milan into an aristocratic family, as a young he participated in the Accademia dei Pugni, founded together his brother Pietro Verri and their friends Cesare Beccaria, Alfonso Longo, Pietro Secchi, Giambattista Biffi and Luigi Lambertenghi. Later he collaborated to the magazine Il Caffè. In this period he wrote the Saggio sulla Storia d'Italia ("Essay on Italian History", 1761-1766).

Subsequently Verri moved to Rome where his main attention moved to theatre. He was one of the first Italian translators of Shakespeare. He wrote two tragedies: Pantea and La congiura di Milano ("The Conjure of Milan"), both published in 1779.

In 1782 he wrote the novel Le avventure di Saffo poetessa di Mitilene ("The adventures of Sappho, poet of Mitilene"), but his most famous work is the Notti romane al sepolcro degli Scipioni ("Roman Nights at the Scipiones' Sepulchre"), published in two parts in 1792 and 1804, in which the ghosts of illustrious men of the past (Cicero, Caesar and others) evoke the ancient Roman civilizations, stressing its violent background in contrast with the peaceful Christian civilization. A third part remained unpublished until 1967.

His other works include a translation of Daphne and Chloe (1812), the novel La vita di Erostrato ("Life of Herostratus", 1815) and Vicende memorabili de' suoi tempi dal 1789 al 1801 ("Memorable happenings of His Times from 1789 to 1801", 1858). Also notable is his correspondence with his brother Pietro.

Verri died in Rome in 1816.

The younger brother of Alessandro Verri and Pietro Verri, Giovanni Verri, is supposed to be the natural father of the noted Italian novelist and poet Alessandro Manzoni. Their other brother, Carlo, was also a politician.

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Total Books: 23
Le Notti Romane Di Alessandro Verri
2010 - Le Notti Romane Di Alessandro Verri [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142274863
ISBN-10: 1142274861
Genre: Nonfiction
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Lettere E Scritti Inediti Di Pietro E Volume 3
2010 - Lettere E Scritti Inediti Di Pietro E Volume 3 [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142682170
ISBN-10: 114268217X
Genre: Nonfiction
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Le Notti Romane
2010 - Le Notti Romane [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142968038
ISBN-10: 1142968030
Genre: Nonfiction
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Roman Nights Or the Tomb of the Scipios
2010 - Roman Nights or the Tomb of the Scipios (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143065408
ISBN-10: 1143065409
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Le Notti Romane Volume 1
2010 - Le Notti Romane Volume 1 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141483532
ISBN-10: 114148353X
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Le Notti Romane Al Sepolcro De' Scipioni Volume 2
2010 - Le Notti Romane Al Sepolcro De' Scipioni Volume 2 [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141449347
ISBN-10: 114144934X
Genre: Nonfiction
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Roman Nights
2009 - Roman Nights [Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151429384
ISBN-10: 1151429384
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Le Auventvre Di Saffo
2009 - Le Auventvre Di Saffo [1797 - Italian Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781120079220
ISBN-10: 1120079225
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Roman nights at the tomb of the Scipios
2009 - The Roman Nights at the Tomb of the Scipios [1825] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780217606875
ISBN-10: 0217606873
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Discorsi Varii del Conte Alessandro Verri Pubblicati Nel Giornale Letterario Intitolato Ii Caff
La vita di Erostrato
2000 - La VIta Di Erostrato (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788877990952
ISBN-10: 8877990953
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Introductory Techniques for 3-D Computer Vision
1998 - Introductory Techniques for 3-d Computer VIsion (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780132611084
ISBN-10: 0132611082
Genres: Computers & Technology, Substores
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Le avventure di Saffo poetessa di Mitilene
Le Avventure Di Saffo Poetessa Di Mitilene [Omikron] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788884020666
ISBN-10: 8884020662
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