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Orlando Furioso
by Ludovico Ariosto

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Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto Overview

The only unabridged prose translation of Ariosto's Orlando Furioso - a witty parody of the chivalric legends of Charlemagne and the Saracen invasion of France - this version faithfully recaptures the entire narrative and the subtle meanings behind it.

Ludovico Ariosto

About Orlando Furioso Description

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 side plots. Ariosto composed the poem in the ottava rima rhyme scheme and introduced narr

Data Book Orlando Furioso

Original Title Orlando Furioso ISBN 0192836773 (ISBN13: 9780192836779 ) Edition Language English Characters Roland, Charlemagne (168)