Orlando in Love

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Parlor Press LLC, Jan 1, 2004 - Fiction - 720 pages
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Like Ariosto's Orlando Furioso and Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered, Boiardo's chivalric stories of lords and ladies first entertained the culturally innovative court of Ferrara in the Italian Renaissance. Inventive, humorous, inexhaustible, the story recounts Orlando's love-stricken pursuit of "the fairest of her Sex, Angelica" (in Milton's terms) through a fairyland that combines the military valors of Charlemagne's knights and their famous horses with the enchantments of King Arthur's court. Today it seems more than ever appropriate to offer a new, unabridged edition of Boiardo's Orlando Innamorato, the first Renaissance epic about the common customs of, and the conflicts between, Christian Europe and Islam. Having extensively revised his earlier translation for general readers, Charles Ross has added headings and helpful summaries to Boiardo's cantos. Tenses have been regularized, and terms of gender and religion have been updated, but not so much as to block the reader's encounter with how Boiardo once viewed the world. Charles Stanley Ross has degrees from Harvard College and the University of Chicago and teaches English and comparative literature at Purdue University. "Neglect of Italian romances robs us of a whole species of pleasure and narrows our very conception of literature. It is as if a man left out Homer, or Elizabethan drama, or the novel. For like these, the romantic epic of Italy is one of the great trophies of the European genius: a genuine kind, not to be replaced by any other, and illustrated by an extremely copious and brilliant production. It is one of the successes, the undisputed achievements." -C. S. Lewis
  

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Review: Orlando Innamorato (Orlando in Love)

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I think it's a crime that people still read and study the King Arthur mythos but the Chansons de Geste are more or less forgotten. I mean, I guess it's problematic and it encourages the wrong sort of ... Read full review

Review: Orlando Innamorato (Orlando in Love)

User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

A little long and a bit thick with bloody battles of solo knights v. armys of ten thousand. I like the story and the intoxicating sense of adventure, but the characters are a bit flat, which is why this earlier romance doesn't appeal as much to me. Read full review

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Contents

Preface to the Parlor Press Edition
xi
Acknowledgments
xiii
Boiardo and His Poem
xv
Chronology of Matteo Maria Boiardo
xxxi
The Main Cities of Northern and Central Italy
xxxiii
Boiardo s Life
xxxiv
boiardo and the Derangement of Epic
l
Boiardos Allegory of Love
lxv
Searching for Rugiero
268
Falerinas Garden
277
Brunellos Thefts
287
Rodamonte Invades Provence
296
The Fata Morganas Lake
304
The Underworld of Treasure
312
Fortunes Forelock
320
Balisardos Metamorphoses
328

Text and Translation
lxxv
Annotated Bibliography
lxxix
Maps
lxxxii
BOOK I Cantos ixxix
3
Charlemagnes Tournament
14
The Stream of Love
23
War in Spain
33
Orlandos Quest for Angelica
45
A Cup of Forgetfulness
55
Gradassos Siege of Paris
64
Castle Cruel
73
Dragontinas Garden
81
The First Battle of Albraca
91
Sacripante in His Nightshirt
98
Medusas Garden
105
The Evil King of Baghdad
116
Polifernos Prison
123
Nine Knights at Albraca
132
The Indian Army
140
Feeding Orgagnas Beast
148
Marfisas Sword
156
The Death of Agricane
163
Three Giants and a Camel
171
Leodillas Footrace
179
What Women Do to Old Husbands
188
The Savage Man
195
The Horn Tests
202
The Treasure Fairy
210
Ranaldo Kills Trufaldino
217
Orlando v Ranaldo
226
Angelica Intervenes
233
Origille in Distress
240
BOOK II Canto ixxxi
249
The Bridge of Roses
259
King Manodantes Lost Children
336
Brandimarte Recognized
343
The Fay Alcina
351
Ranaldo Travels West
360
The God of Love
368
The Tournament at Mount Carena
377
The Story of Narcissus
385
The Fall of Albraca
393
Cannibals
401
The Cyprus Tournament
409
Orlando Returns to France
417
Agramantes ThirtyTwo Kings
424
The Border War at Montalbano
432
Saving Charlemagne
442
Febosillas Palace
450
Doristella
458
The Flower of Liza
465
The Biserta Hunt
473
Agramante Invades France
480
Feraguto Beaten
489
Atalantes Phantom Army
497
BOOK III Canto iix
505
The Crocodile of the Nile
513
Lucina A Syrian Princess
521
Rugiero at Montalbano
529
Bradamante in Love
536
Fighting for Durindana
544
The Laughing Stream
551
Back to Paris
558
Fiordespinas Impossible Love
567
Notes to the Poem
571
Bibliography
583
Index of Names and Places
591
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About the author (2004)

Charles Stanley Ross is a professor of English and chair of the program in comparative literature at Purdue University.

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