Orlando Furioso: A Romantic Epic: Part 1 by Ludovico AriostoOrlando Furioso: A Romantic Epic: Part 1 by Ludovico Ariosto

Orlando Furioso: A Romantic Epic: Part 1

byLudovico AriostoTranslated byBarbara Reynolds

Paperback | August 30, 1975

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One of the greatest epic poems of the Italian Renaissance, Orlando Furioso is an intricate tale of love and enchantment set at the time of the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne's conflict with the Moors. When Count Orlando returns to France from Cathay with the captive Angelica as his prize, her beauty soon inspires his cousin Rinaldo to challenge him to a duel - but during their battle, Angelica escapes from both knights on horseback and begins a desperate quest for freedom. This dazzling kaleidoscope of fabulous adventures, sorcery and romance has inspired generations of writers - including Spenser and Shakespeare - with its depiction of a fantastical world of magic rings, flying horses, sinister wizardry and barbaric splendour.

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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 difficul...
Title:Orlando Furioso: A Romantic Epic: Part 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:832 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 1.9 inPublished:August 30, 1975Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140443118

ISBN - 13:9780140443110