Founded in 1923 by Enrico Dall’Oglio, Corbaccio is credited with introducing Italian readers to the works of such prestigious international authors as Céline, Thomas Mann and Mario Puzo, and for publishing the first series of modern paperbacks, “I Corvi”.
Acquired by Longanesi in 1992, Corbaccio maintained its philosophy of publishing outstanding works from the past, launching two new series – “I grandi scrittori” (“Great Writers of all time”) and “Collana storica”, while still keeping a watchful eye on new emerging trends. In 1993, to wide acclaim and great commercial success, Corbaccio published La Profezia di Celestino, the Italian edition of James Redfield’s The Celestine Prophecy, initiating a new series of best-selling titles dedicated to New Age literature. Over the years, Corbaccio has built a distinguished list of mainstream fiction – romance, fantasy, thriller – with authors like Wulf Dorn, Diana Gabaldon, Kerstin Gier, Charlotte Link and Ayn Ran.
Moreover, the publishing house has inaugurated the most comprehensive series yet of books on the history of mountaineering and adventure travel in Italy, “Exploits”, showcasing the works of Kurt Diemberger, Jon Krakauer, Fosco Maraini and Reinhold Messner amongst others. With more than 200 titles, its series “I Libri del benessere” is devoted to works on psychology, nutrition, mental health/mindfulness and general well-being to meet the ever-changing needs of its readers, including enduring favourites by Charles Duhigg, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Manfred Spitzer, Pietro Trabucchi and Gary Zukav.