Orlando Furioso

Orlando Furioso

by Ludovico Ariosto
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198124074

ISBN-13: 9780198124078

Pub. Date: 05/28/1972

Publisher: Oxford University Press

So begins Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (1532), the culmination of the chivalric legends of Charlemagne and the Saracen invasion of France, a brilliantly witty parody of the medieval romances, and a fitting monument to the court society of the Italian Renaissance which gave it birth. In a kaleidoscope of scenes and emotions, of fact and fantasy, three principal stories

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So begins Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (1532), the culmination of the chivalric legends of Charlemagne and the Saracen invasion of France, a brilliantly witty parody of the medieval romances, and a fitting monument to the court society of the Italian Renaissance which gave it birth. In a kaleidoscope of scenes and emotions, of fact and fantasy, three principal stories are developed: the love of Orlando for Angelica; the war between the Franks and Saracens; and the love Ruggiero, a Saracen, for Bradamant, a Christian.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198124078
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1972
Series:
Italian Texts Series
Pages:
744
Product dimensions:
0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x 0.00(d)

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