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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.
John Florio's father
The First Fruits
Early friends and acquaintances
At the French Embassy
Florio and Bruno
The Second Fruits
John Eliot's Fruits
Eliot and Harvey
The dictionary and 'H. S.'
The translation of Montaigne
Literary activities whilst at court
Retirement and last years
Torriano and Florio's manuscripts
Conclusion: Florio and Shakespeare
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ISBN: 9780521170741 ISBN-10: 0521170745 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 374 Published: 14th April 2011 Publisher: Cambridge University Press Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.47