The Atlantic Bookshelf: A Guide to Good Books

FRANCES WINWAR (born Francesca Vinciguerra, of Taormina) translated her name into American when she became a naturalized citizen in 1298. She was brought to Manhattan in her eighth year, and in its public schools and colleges acquired her education. At Columbia she completed her working knowledge of seven languages. She has published a modern translation of the Decameron; she has written three historical novels: she is the co-founder of an art school in New York City; and her biographical narrative of the Rossettis and their circle won the Atlantic Prize of $5000.