JERUSALEM DELIVERED Author:Torquato Tasso (Translated by Edward Fairfax) Jerusalem Delivered, Tasso's world-renowned epic account of the capture of Jerusalem during the first crusade, is the last great work of the Italian High Renaissance and one of the basic books of world literature. Both in iteself and in its influence, it has come to be regarded as one of the supreme achievens of European civiliation. Its influ... more »ence on continental European literature has been immense, and on English literature such works as Spenser's Faerie Queene and Milton's Paradise Lost are heavily indebted to it.
The Fairfax translation of Jerusalem Delivered is on of the most famous translations ever made. From the royal tributes of King James I and King Charles I, Waller, Dryden, and Collins, the praises of Fairfax's translation can only be compared to those lavished on Chapman's Homer.
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