The Orlando Furioso, Volume 5

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

A wonderful verse translation of a major European romance cycle. When you couple this book with the "Orlando Innamorato" of Boiardo, you have the story of Roland nailed down. And it's a big story ... Read full review

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This early sixteenth century poem is a wonderful reading experience: some claim it to be at the pinnacle of Italian Renaissance literature and I would not disagree. It certainly is an epic: 46 cantos ... Read full review

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