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Orlando Furioso: Part 1 (Penguin Classics)

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Synopsis:

Over a period of 27 years, the author created in this poem a world situated between fantasy and reality: a kaleidoscope of fabulous adventures, monsters, barbaric splendour and romance, all tempered by the unifying personality of the author - his humour and serenity, his humanity and moderation.

About the Author

Ludovico Ariosto was born in 1474, the son of an official of the Ferrarese court. He first studied law, but later acquired a sound humanistic training. His adult life was spent in the service of the Ferrarese ducal family. Essentially he was a writer; his lifetime's service as a courtier was a burden imposed on him by economic difficulties. His fame rests on his major work, Orlando Furioso. The poem was probably begun around 1505. It was first published in 1516. The most important of Arisoto's minor works are five comedies, written for production in the Ferrarese court. Ariosto died in 1533.

Barbara Reynolds, retired lecturer in Italian at Cambridge University, holds three honorary doctorates. She translated Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso for Penguin Classics and finished Dorothy L. Sayers’s translation of Dante’s Paradise after Sayers’s death.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140443110
Translator:
Reynolds, Barbara
Author:
Ariosto, Lodovico
Author:
Ariosto, Ludovico
Author:
Reynolds, Barbara
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth ;
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Roland (legendary character)
Subject:
Romances
Subject:
Epic poetry, Italian -- Translations into English.
Subject:
Epic poetry, Italian.
Subject:
Roland
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
19750831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
832
Dimensions:
7.74 x 5 x 1.56 in 1.17 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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