'The frenzy of Orlando', 'Mad Orlando'
Date: 1532 (final edition; the first edition was published in 1516)
Original Language: Italian
Orlando furioso, a chivalric romance in ottava rima (eight-line stanzas), is a sequel to Matteo Maria Boiardo’s Inamoramento de Orlando (‘Orlando in love’, also known as Orlando innamorato). It comprises nearly 5,000 stanzas and totals 1,418 pages in L. Caretti’s edition. Its 46 (40 in the 1516 editi…