The King of Court Poets: A Study of the Work, Life, and Times of Lodovico Ariosto
Not only the finest biography of the author of the "Orlando Furioso" that has yet appeared in English, but a complete & penetrating picture of the political & literary condition of Ferrara from 1500 to 1530, & of life under the rule of the Este family.
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