Carolina Maria Margarita Invernizio (28 March 1851 - 27 November 1916), better known just as Carolina Invenizio, was an Italian novelist. She had a large popular success between late 1800s until her death.
Carolina Maria Margarita Invernizio
28 March 1851
|Died||27 November 1916 65) (aged|
Invenizio was born in Voghera, the daughter of an official of the Kingdom of Sardinia. She long credited her date of birth as 1858, but in 1983 after long researches in the municipal registers she eventually resulted to be born in 1851.
In 1865 she moved with her family to Florence, where she studied at the Istituto Magistrale.
Invernizio wrote about 150 novels and 20 collections of novelle, as well as four books of fiction for children. Influenced by feuilleton literature, she had an enormous popular following with her novels characterized by sensationalist, melodramatic and often gothic themes. She was often badly received by critics, and Antonio Gramsci referred to her as an "old trooper" and a "honest hen", eventually regretting these remarks.
- Giuseppe Zaccaria. "Invernizio, Carolina". Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani - Vol. 62. Treccani, 2004.
- Guido Davico Bonino. Donne allo specchio: I più bei racconti della letteratura italiana al femminile. Bur, 2015. ISBN 8858682386.
- Sharon Wood. Italian Women's Writing, 1860-1994. A&C Black, 1995. ISBN 0485910020.