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Florio, John 1553?-1625

Works: 253 works in 1,002 publications in 6 languages and 12,747 library holdings
Genres: Essays  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conversation and phrase books  Phrase books  Records and correspondence  History  Bibliography  Biography  Sayings 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction
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Selected essays by Michel de Montaigne( Book )

216 editions published between 1603 and 2014 in English and held by 3,102 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"--
A worlde of wordes by John Florio( )

22 editions published between 1598 and 2013 in English and German and held by 964 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 between 1966 and 1980 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays of Montaigne by Michel de Montaigne( Book )

9 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two navigations to Newe Fraunce by Jacques Cartier( )

20 editions published between 1580 and 2014 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1860 and 1861, while working in her father's lighthouse on an island off the coast of Delaware, fifteen-year-old Amelia records in her diary how the Civil War is beginning to devastate her divided state
A worlde of wordes, or, Most copious, and exact dictionarie in Italian and English by John Florio( )

21 editions published between 1598 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vocabolario Italiano & Inglese, a dictionary Italian & English by John Florio( Book )

35 editions published between 1659 and 1978 in English and Italian and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 1620 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florios second frvtes by John Florio( Book )

12 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 167 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 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Two navigations to Newe Fraunce
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

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