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Edmondo De Amicis was an Italian novelist, journalist, poet and short-story writer. In 1877 he published "Constantinople" (Italian: Costantinopoli) is a non-fiction travelogue book. The original work had two volumes. Cesare Biseo illustrated an 1882 edition, and Brambilla wrote that this one "will help shape the European imagination towards Istanbul, and the Orient in general."