Conversation: What to Say and How to Say It (Dodo Press) (Paperback)

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""The best book that was ever written upon good breeding," said Dr. Johnson to Boswell, "the best book, I tell you, Il Cortegiano by Castiglione, grew up at the little court of Urbino, and you should read it." Il Cortegiano was first published by the Aldine Press at Venice, in 1528. Before the close of the century more than one hundred editions saw the light; French, Spanish, English, and German versions followed each other in rapid succession, and the Cortegiano was universally acclaimed as the most popular prose work of the Italian Renaissance. "Have you read Castiglione''s Cortegiano?" asks the courtier Malpiglio, in Tasso''s dialog. "The beauty of the book is such that it deserves to be read in all ages; as long as courts endure, as long as princes reign and knights and ladies meet, as long as valor and courtesy hold a place in our hearts, the name of Castiglione will be held in honor. ""

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Publisher Dodo Press
Mfg Part# 9781409907978
SKU 210828280
Format Paperback
ISBN10 140990797X
Release Date 3/2/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0076
Publisher Dodo Press
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