Matteo’s Orlando Inamorato (in English Translation)

Knight & His Lady

Another great poetry must read includes Boiardo‘s unfinished Orlando Inamorato: which inspired as its sequel Aristo’s magnificent Orlando Furioso.

Translated from the original Italian: this terrific poem paints the chivalric world in wonderful detail. Knights errant abound: undertaking strenuous quests and perilous adventures. Enchantments are discovered and overcome, wicked paladins slain, and dangerous sorceresses confronted: their magic defences shattered and their strongholds overthrown.

  • The wicked Morgana has succeeded in entrapping many proved knights in  her enchanted garden. Can even Orlando break through and overpower her supernatural sorceries?
  • Angelica – the beautiful daughter of the powerful King of Cathay: sows dissension in Charlemagne’s court by offering herself as a bride to the knight of most prowess. But her ruse backfires when Angelica herself falls in love with one of her contenders: the handsome Rinaldo. But will Rinaldo remain able to return her affections after falling under the baleful influence of the enchanted Fountain of Enmity?

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There is no complete English verse translation of the Orlando Inamorato. Partial English verse translations are provided below:

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