Ludovico Ariosto


Born
in Reggio Emilia, Italy
August 03, 1474

Died
May 27, 1533

Genre

Influences


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 narratorial commentary throughout the work.

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Orlando Furioso

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Orlando Furioso: Part One

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4.15 avg rating — 240 ratings — published 1516 — 35 editions
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Orlando Furioso: Part Two

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Satire

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La Lena

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3.23 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1528 — 4 editions
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Cinque Canti / Five Cantos

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Supposes (Carleton Renaissa...

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Orlando Furioso V3 (1799)

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1532 — 6 editions
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Comedies

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3.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1975 — 5 editions
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Iskierka

3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1982
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“La luna non è che il complemento della terra, il suo rovescio speculare, il luogo dove s’aduna tutto ciò che sulla terra si perde.”
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“Nature made him, and then broke the mold.”
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“Ah, how I rue that what I could have done I did not do!”
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