Vol. 11 No. 1 (2020)

“You will be richer, but I very much doubt that you will be happier”. Antonio Panizzi professor in London, 1828-1831

Stefano Gambari
Biblioteche di Roma
Mauro Guerrini
Università degli Studi di Firenze

Published 2020-01-15


  • Italian language,
  • Italian g rammar,
  • Italian literature,
  • Teaching materials for italian,
  • University of London

How to Cite

Gambari, Stefano, and Mauro Guerrini. 2020. “‘You Will Be Richer, But I Very Much Doubt That You Will Be happier’. Antonio Panizzi Professor in London, 1828-1831”. JLIS.It 11 (1):73-88. https://doi.org/10.4403/jlis.it-12600.


The paper offers an overview of the complex, not easy period in which Antonio Panizzi was teaching at London University (1828-1831), innovatively suggesting that “a uniform program be adopted for the study of all modern languages and literatures” and nevertheless dedicating himself to research with care and passion. In the article, the teaching materials and custom tools he quickly provided to his students for learning italian language and culture are analyzed regarding concept, structure and target: The Elementary Italian Grammar 1828, and two anthologies of prose writings: Extracts from the Italian Prose Writers, 1828, and Stories from Italian Writers with a Literal Interlinear Traduction, 1830.


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