Giacomo Taldegardo Francesco di Sales Saverio Pietro Leopardi was an Italian poet, essayist, philosopher, and philologist. Although he lived in a secluded town in the ultra-conservative Papal States, he came in touch with the main thoughts of the Enlightenment, and, by his own literary evolution, created a remarkable and renowned poetic work, related to the Romantic era.
Jerome Klapka Jerome was an English writer and humorist, best known for the humorous travelogue Three Men in a Boat
. Jerome was born in Caldmore, Walsall, England, and was brought up in poverty in London. He attended St Marylebone Grammar School. Other works include the essay collections Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow
and Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow; Three Men on the Bummel
, a sequel to Three Men in a Boat
; and several other novels.