Italy:Stamp on Writer Emilio Salgari

\"\"Italy has released a stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of the famous Italian writer Emilio Salgari. Emilio Salgari (August 21, 1862 – April 25, 1911) was an Italian writer of action adventure swashbucklers and a pioneer of science fiction in Italy.For over a century his novels were mandatory reading for generations of youth eager for exotic adventures. In Italy, his extensive body of work was more widely read than Dante – and even today, he remains among the 40 most translated Italian authors. The stamp depicts a portrait of Emilio Salgari, two seagulls flying in the foreground and an ancient sailing ship plowing the sea.

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