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Florio, John 1553?-1625

Overview
Works: 245 works in 838 publications in 5 languages and 11,317 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Conversation and phrase books  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Essays  Biography  Bibliography  Portraits  Fiction  Illustrated works 
Roles: Translator, Author, Composer, Dedicatee, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ1642.E5, 844.31
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Selected essays by Michel de Montaigne( Book )

175 editions published between 1613 and 2014 in English and held by 1,900 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"
Navigations to Newe Fraunce by Jacques Cartier( Book )

16 editions published between 1966 and 1980 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

67 editions published between 1598 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 729 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
The essayes of Montaigne by Michel de Montaigne( Book )

13 editions published between 1889 and 1940 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1939 and 1946 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"André Gide has selected and arranged the essence of Montaigne's thought from the essays translated by John Florio, 1606."
The essays of Montaigne by Michel de Montaigne( Book )

15 editions published between 1892 and 1967 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1591 and 1977 in English and Italian and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florios second frvtes by John Florio( Book )

27 editions published between 1591 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected essays of Montaigne, in the translation of John Florio by Michel de Montaigne( Book )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two navigations to Newe Fraunce by Jacques Cartier( Book )

17 editions published between 1580 and 2014 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firste fruites by John Florio( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Anna's new world of words, or, Dictionarie of the Italian and English tongues by John Florio( Book )

18 editions published between 1611 and 1974 in English and Italian and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His firste fruites : London, 1578 by John Florio( Book )

19 editions published between 1578 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essayes, or, Morall, politike and millitarie discourses of Lo. Michaell de Montaigne ... by Michel de Montaigne( Book )

12 editions published in 1603 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montaigne; the essays by Michel de Montaigne( Book )

2 editions published in 1907 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vvorlde of wordes, or Most copious, and exact dictionarie in Italian and English, collected by Iohn Florio by John Florio( )

7 editions published in 1598 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1620 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Second frutes, 1591. A facimile reproduction
Alternative Names
Florio.

Florio, Giovanni.

Florio Giovanni 1553?-1625

Florio, Giovanni ca 1553-1625

Florio, Iohn.

Florio, Iohn 1553?-1625

Florio, Jean

Florio Jean 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

Флорио, Джон

ג'ון פלוריו

フローリオ, ジョン

约翰·弗洛里奥

Languages
English (481)

Italian (25)

French (8)

German (4)

Japanese (1)

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