Elegance of the Prose

Joe Giampaolo
Joe Giampaolo Author Interview

Hampshire Stories is a collection of dramatic short stories set in Victorian England. What draws you to the Regency/Victorian period of England?

I have always enjoyed the 1800s, its historical events, literature, and arts. Having been born in Rome, where the architecture and the art of that period are still very evident, I always felt a fascination and an attraction for the 19th-century. Also, I am an avid reader of 19th-century English literature. What draws me to the literature of the period is the elegance of the prose and the emphasis on courtship and romanticism in their novels.

What were some sources of inspiration that informed your writing?

As I said, I am an avid reader of 19th-century literature and my favourite authors of the period are George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert, Margareth Oliphant, Elizabeth Gaskell, Jane Austen, and Charlotte Bronte.

My favorite story from the collection is ‘A Forbidden Love’. Do you have a favorite story from the book?

I am partial to ‘Emma has a Lover’ and ‘Frederick.’ I really enjoy the dialogue in these two short stories which somewhat reminds me of the dialogue in some of my favorite Jane Austen novels.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

My next book is a novella called ‘A Farmer’s Daughter.’ The heroine of the story is Charlotte, whom we have met briefly in ‘Hampshire Stories.’ I am planning to publish it in the summer of 2021.

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‘Hampshire Stories’ is a collection of short narratives set in nineteenth-century England. This collection was written with particular attention to historical accuracy and is recommended for teen and adult readers who enjoy witty, whimsical love stories or poignant, heartfelt dramas of the Regency and Victorian periods. While the collection was first published on Wattpad, in late 2019 and early 2020, it attracted the attention of thousands of readers from more than 30 countries. You will enjoy this voyage into the passions, intrigues, and lives of everyday people of nineteenth-century England.

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