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Florio, John 1553?-1625

Works: 276 works in 1,061 publications in 6 languages and 14,508 library holdings
Genres: Essays  Dictionaries  Conversation and phrase books  Phrase books  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sayings  Biographies  Fiction  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ1642.E5, 844.3
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Complete essays by Michel de Montaigne( Book )

137 editions published between 1580 and 2019 in English and French and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shakespeare, Nietzsche once wrote, was Montaigne's best reader. It is a typically brilliant Nietzschean insight, capturing the intimate relationship between the ever-changing record of the mutable self constituted by Montaigne's Essays and Shakespeare's kaleidoscopic register of human character. For all that, how much Shakespeare actually read Montaigne remains a matter of uncertainty and debate to this day. That he read him there is no doubt. Passages from Montaigne are evidently reworked in both King Lear and The Tempest, and there are possible echoes elsewhere in the plays. But however closely Shakespeare himself may have pored over the Essays, he lived in a milieu in which Montaigne was widely known, oft cited, and both disputed and respected. This in turn was thanks to the inspired and dazzling translation of his work by a man who was a fascinating polymath, man-about-town, and master of language himself, John Florio. Shakespeare's Montaigne offers modern readers a new, adroitly modernized edition of Florio's translation of the Essays, a still-resonant reading of Montaigne that is also a masterpiece of English prose. Stephen Greenblatt's introduction also explores the echoes and significant tensions between Shakespeare's and Montaigne's world visions, while Peter Platt introduces readers to the life and times of John Florio. Altogether, this book provides a remarkable new experience of not just two but three great writers who ushered in the modern world"--
Vocabolario Italiano & Inglese, a dictionary Italian & English by John Florio( )

62 editions published between 1598 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Worlde of Wordes, the first-ever comprehensive Italian-English dictionary, was published in 1598 by John Florio. One of the most prominent linguists and educators in Elizabethan England, Florio was greatly responsible for the spreading of Italian letters and culture throughout educated English society. Especially important was Florio's dictionary, which - thanks to its exuberant wealth of English definitions - made it initially possible for English readers to access Italy's rich Renaissance literary and scientific culture
Navigations to Newe Fraunce by Jacques Cartier( Book )

17 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The living thoughts of Montaigne by Michel de Montaigne( Book )

10 editions published between 1939 and 1946 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"André Gide has selected and arranged the essence of Montaigne's thought from the essays translated by John Florio, 1606."
A worlde of wordes, or, Most copious, and exact dictionarie in Italian and English by John Florio( )

24 editions published between 1598 and 1972 in English and Multiple languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Decameron : containing an hundred pleasant nouels. Wittily discoursed, betweene seuen honourable ladies and three noble gentlemen by Giovanni Boccaccio( )

16 editions published in 1620 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second frutes, 1591. A facimile reproduction by John Florio( Book )

6 editions published between 1697 and 1970 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Anna's new world of words, 1611 by John Florio( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays of Michael, Lord of Montaigne by Michel de Montaigne( Book )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays of Montaigne by Michel de Montaigne( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Italian encounter with Tudor England : a cultural politics of translation
Alternative Names

Florio, Giovanni.

Florio Giovanni 1553?-1625

Florio, Giovanni, asi 1553-1625

Florio, Giovanni ca 1553-1625

Florio, Iohn.

Florio, Iohn 1553?-1625

Florio, Jean

Florio Jean 1553?-1625

Florio, Jean, asi 1553-1625

Florio, John 1553?-1625

Florio, John ca.1553-1625

Giovanni Florio linguista inglese

Giuvanni Floriu

Ioannes Florius

John Florio Brits taalkundige (1553-1625)

John Florio englischer Übersetzer und Gelehrter

John Florio italiensk-engelsk lingvist og forfatter

Флорио, Джон

ג'ון פלוריו

جان فلوریو زبان‌شناس بریتانیایی

ジョン・フローリオ イギリスの言語学者、辞書学者

フローリオ, ジョン