Rebecca West
Illustration from Giannettino (Florence, 1877)

When Italy became a unified nation in 1861, Collodi began work as an administrative officer in the new government, but he continued to write fiction, publishing a translation of the 1627 Mother Goose fairy tales of French writer Charles Perrault and several very successful pedagogical books that recount the adventures of the young boys Giannettino and Minuzzolo.

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