Felice Orsini

Standard Name: Orsini, Felice


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Health Harriet Hamilton King
She writes that her health suffered greatly from dwelling so intensely on such a painful topic; and I had the sensation strongly that I was being dragged down to the grave by Orsini , to...
Literary responses Jessie White Mario
After the inaugural lecture, the New York Herald called her words very chaste and poetical and her enunciation clear and distinct.
Daniels, Elizabeth Adams. Jessie White Mario: Risorgimento Revolutionary. Ohio University Press.
When her thoughts turned to the Italian struggle, her brilliant eyes flashed like...
Literary Setting Harriet Hamilton King
The first part of the collection concerns Giuseppe Garibaldi , Felice Orsini (whose assassination attempt on Napoleon III it defends), and the cause the author herself had fervently embraced: that of Italian nationalism.
Miles, Alfred H., editor. The Poets and the Poetry of the Nineteenth Century. AMS Press.
King, Harriet Hamilton. Aspromonte and Other Poems. Macmillan.
Textual Production Harriet Hamilton King
HHK began work on her first significant poem, The Execution of Felice Orsini, which paid homage to the Italian nationalist movement.
Leighton, Angela, and Margaret Reynolds, editors. Victorian Women Poets: An Anthology. Blackwell.
Armstrong, Isobel et al., editors. Nineteenth-Century Women Poets. Clarendon Press.
Textual Production Jessie White Mario
Jessie White (later JWM ) published her translation of the Italian revolutionary Felice Orsini 's graphic The Austrian Dungeons in Italy, which had not yet reached print.
Orsini was later executed after making an...


January 1858: In an unsuccessful assassination attempt,...

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January 1858

In an unsuccessful assassination attempt, Felice Orsini , a follower of Mazzini , threw a bomb at the carriage of Napoleon III and Eugénie as they made their way to the Opera House in Paris.


Orsini, Felice. The Austrian Dungeons in Italy. Translator Mario, Jessie White, Routledge, 1856.