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Orlando Furioso

By: Ludovico Ariosto translator: John Hoole

Price: $141.00

Publisher: London, Printed for George Nicol, Bookseller To His Majesty: 1785

Edition: Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 37627

Condition: Good with no dust jacket

B&W Illustrations; Ludovico Ariosto was an Italian poet. He is best known as the author of the romance epic "Orlando Furioso" (1516). The poem, a continuation of Matteo Maria Boiardo's "Orlando Innamorato," describes the adventures of Charlemagne, Orlando, and the Franks as they battle against the Saracens with diversions into many sideplots. Ariosto composed the poem in the ottava rima rhyme scheme and introduced narrative commentary throughout the work. John Hoole (1727-1803) was a friend of Samuel Johnson's and is best known for his translation of works from Italian, includ... View more info