Treves, Emilio

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TREVES, EMILIO (1834–1916), Italian publisher. Born in Trieste, Treves began to work as a proofreader in a local office and wrote anonymously for magazines prohibited by the Austrian censor. He was forced to leave for Paris when his association with the prohibited journals was discovered, and after working as a journalist and translator he became a publisher in Fiume. He joined Garibaldi's legion in 1859 in the war against the Bourbon regime in Naples, and after peace was declared he founded the Treves publishing company with his brother Giuseppe. The Treves brothers published the highly successful Illustrazione Italiana, and later the works of many famous Italian writers including De Amicis, D'Annunzio, and Verga, as well as translations from foreign languages. By the end of the 19th century the Treves publishing company was the most important in Italy.

[Giorgio Romano]

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