Paolo & Francesca
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Paolo & Francesca a tragedy in four acts by Phillips, Stephen

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Published by J. Lane in London, New York .
Written in English


  • Francesca, -- da Rimini, -- d. ca. 1285 -- Drama

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Edition Notes

Other titlesPaolo and Francesca
Statementby Stephen Phillips
SeriesEnglish and American drama of the nineteenth century
The Physical Object
Pagination120 p
Number of Pages120
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15153073M

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Paolo & Francesca - Tragedy In Four Acts Hardcover – by Stephen Phillips (Author) Be the first to review this itemAuthor: Stephen Phillips. paolo and francesca One of the most famous Italian love stories is that of Paolo and Francesca. The story of their love was also told in a very popular Italian book: The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. Paolo and Francesca, two of the most famous lovers in the history of literature, are the protagonists of a passionate and tragic love story made immortal in European art, music and literature by a number of authors, among them the Italian poet Dante Alighieri, who drew inspiration from the real events of Paolo Malatesta and Francesca da Rimini. Guido's friends informed him that if Francesca sees Gianciotto before the marriage, she would never go through with it. So they sent Gianciotto's younger brother Paolo to Ravenna with a full mandate to marry Francesca in Gianciotto's name. Paolo was a handsome, pleasing, very courteous man, and Francesca fell in love the moment she saw him.

Feb 14,  · However, there is also the story of Paolo and Francesca made famous in the Middle Ages by the Italian writer and poet, Dante Alighieri. His work the Divine Comedy describes his journey through Hell (The Inferno), Purgatory (Purgatorio), and Heaven (Paradiso). In the Inferno, Dante travels through the nine circles of hell, where men and women atone for their sins in varying degrees of . Francesca tells their story; Paolo can only weep. Francesca da Rimini was the wife of Gianciotto, the deformed older brother of Paolo, who was a beautiful youth. Theirs was a marriage of alliance, and it continued for some ten years before Paolo and Francesca were caught in the compromising situation described in the poem. Francesca's shade tells Dante that her husband is destined for punishment in Caina--the infernal realm of familial betrayal named after Cain, who killed his brother Abel (Genesis )--for murdering her and Paolo. Francesca was the aunt of Guido Novello da Polenta, Dante's host in Ravenna during the last years of the poet's life (). Paolo & Francesca | This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.

Rossetti depicts Paolo and Francesca secretly embracing, with a large illuminated book open on their knees and a plucked red rose at their feet. The figure in the book, dressed, like Paolo, in red and blue, is Lancelot, who also suffered for his forbidden love. Situated in Bosa Marina, Paolo & Francesca features accommodation with air conditioning and access to a garden. Featuring a kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, each unit also comes with a satellite flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, desk and a seating area with a sofa. The forbidden love of Francesca da Rimini and her brother-in-law Paolo Malatesta is one of the great love stories of European literature. Dante encountered the souls of the two lovers in Hell, and fainted with compassion upon hearing their tragic story. Francesca da Rimini or Francesca da Polenta (Italian pronunciation: [franˈtʃɛska da poˈlenta]; – c. ) was the daughter of Guido da Polenta, lord of was a historical contemporary of Dante Alighieri, who portrayed her as a character in the Divine Comedy.