John Florio: the Life of an Italian in Shakespeare's England: The Life of an Italian in Shakespeare's England
By: Frances A. Yates (author)Paperback
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John Florio is best known to the present day for his great translation of Montaigne's Essays. To his contemporaries he was one of the most conspicuous figures of the literary and social cliques of the time. By her reconstruction of Florio's life and character, Frances Yates' 1934 text throws light upon the vexed question of his relations with Shakespeare.
1. John Florio's father; 2. The First Fruits; 3. Early friends and acquaintances; 4. At the French Embassy; 5. Florio and Bruno; 6. The Second Fruits; 7. John Eliot's Fruits; 8. Eliot and Harvey; 9. The dictionary and 'H. S.'; 10. The translation of Montaigne; 11. At court; 12. Literary activities whilst at court; 13. Retirement and last years; 14. Torriano and Florio's manuscripts; Conclusion: Florio and Shakespeare; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
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