Joseph Rocchietti was an Italian-American novelist.
A native of Casale Monferrato in Piedmont, he emigrated to the United States in 1831. He was active as a writer there during the years 1835–1875 and is best known for Lorenzo and Oonalaska (1835), which is the earliest known novel by an Italian-American. This epistolary novel, a love story written in English, is set partly in Europe and partly in Virginia.
- Christine Palamidessi Moore. "Joseph Rocchietti: Earliest Known Italian American Author" (PDF).
- "Monferrini in America".
- Works by Joseph Rocchietti at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Joseph Rocchietti at Internet Archive
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