Stories from the Italian Poets: With Lives of the Writers, Volume 1

Author: Leigh Hunt
Language: English
Wordcount: 96,751 / 283 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.1
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 316
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 8055
Genres: Poetry, History
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by his order. But this does not acquit him of the cruelty for which he has been praised by Dante. He joined in the sanguinary persecution of the Albigenses.]

[Footnote: 3 It is entitled, "Italy, Austria, and the Pope;" and is full, not only of the eloquence of zeal, and of evidences of intellectual power, but of the most curious and instructive information.]

CONTENTS

OF

THE FIRST VOLUME.


DANTE.

CRITICAL NOTICE OF HIS LIFE AND GENIUS

THE ITALIAN PILGRIMS PROGRESS

I. The Journey through Hell II. Purgatory. III. Heaven

PULCI.

CRITICAL NOTICE OF HIS LIFE AND GENIUS

HUMOURS OF GIANTS

THE BATTLE OF RONCESVALLES

APPENDIX.

I. Story of Paulo and Francesca. Translation.

II. Accounts given by different writers of the circumstances relating to Paulo and Fr

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