Tales from Boccaccio

Tales from Boccaccio

This is a new release of the original 1947 edition.

Author: Jean De La Fontaine

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ISBN: 125892059X

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This is a new release of the original 1947 edition.
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Tales from the Decameron

Tales from the Decameron

Giovanni Boccaccio. Tales " as dedicated to Fiammetta , telling in Italian and in
octave rhyme , under the title of the “ Teseide , ” that story of Palamon and Arcite ,
which was Englished afterwards by Chaucer , and leads the series of his ...

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

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ISBN: IOWA:31858063348290

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Chaucer s Boccaccio

Chaucer s Boccaccio

The introduction is quite superb... The volume as a whole is a worthy addition to a series which has already begun to establish high expectations.' TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT`It reminds us just how good Boccaccio is.

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 085991349X

Category: Poetry

Page: 225

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"The notes are a model of economy... The introduction is quite superb... The volume as a whole is a worthy addition to a series which has already begun to establish high expectations." TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT Chaucer made extensive use of Boccacio's romances as a basis for his major works, and any analysis of his handling of his sources must depend on a knowledge of the Italian poet's work.
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The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

This edition, on the other hand, has been newly designed and printed on large-format, high-quality paper with easy-to-read type, making it a deluxe volume at a still-reasonable price.

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

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ISBN: 1434103579

Category: Fiction

Page: 538

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In Medieval Italy, seven young women and three young men flee plague-ridden Florence for the countryside, where, over the course of ten carefree days, each tells ten stories of intrigue and romance-100 tales in all. First published in the 1300s, these lusty tales are still as entertaining and diverting as they were during the Middle Ages. Here noblemen and ladies, peasants and princesses, cavort together in a magnificent collection of timeless tales brimming with life and love. The Decameron is a big book, and most publishers try to pack it into small newsprint pages with tiny, nearly unreadable type. This edition, on the other hand, has been newly designed and printed on large-format, high-quality paper with easy-to-read type, making it a deluxe volume at a still-reasonable price.
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Tales from Boccaccio

Tales from Boccaccio

In addition to these greater works , Boccaccio wrote a considerable number of
sonnets and canzoni . ... The novels of Boccaccio , which we must distinguish
from the tales contained in the Decameron , stand to the latter in the same
relation as ...

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

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ISBN: OSU:32435010059111

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Page: 261

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Though poor, plain, and unconnected, Charlotte Bronte posses a deeply passionate side which she reveals only in her writings. It is the pages of her diary where Charlotte exposes her deepest feelings and desires--and the truth about her life, its triumps and shattering disappointments, her family, the inpiration behind her work, her scandalous secret passion for the man she can never have--and her intense dramatic relationship with the man she comes to love, the enigmatic Arthur Bell Nicholls.--From publisher's description.
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Tales from Boccaccio

Tales from Boccaccio

The humor, as is well, remains in the translation strongly tinctured with medievalism. The book is manifestly intended for popular reading. -The Nation, Volume 104 [1919]

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio De Certaldo

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 150580714X

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Page: 64

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BOCCACCIO'S most important tales. The stories selected are as follows: The Scoundrel Becomes a Saint; The Story of the Three Rings; The Tragedy of Illicit Love; Iphigenia, Mistress of Cimon; Calandrino's Story; Befriending His Enemy; The Story of Griselda. -Book Review Digest, Volume 14 [1919] THE anonymous translator of the seven "Tales from Boccaccio" published in the Stratford Universal Library (Stratford Co.) has done an appreciable service in providing so easy an approach to the "Decameron," that treasure house of mediaeval gossip, fiction, fable, and journalism, not to say history. The stories are sufficiently well selected for variety of interest, covering practical jokes, Oriental didacticism, love, intrigue, and other motifs; also, the translator has been able, in his choice of material, to avoid offence to the reader's sense of decency. The rendering from the Italian is almost without exception faithfully done, and the style, even if at times more archaic than grammatical, is pleasantly suggestive of a different age, and, on the whole, fits the narrative comfortably. The humor, as is well, remains in the translation strongly tinctured with medievalism. The book is manifestly intended for popular reading. -The Nation, Volume 104 [1919]
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Tales from Boccaccio

Tales from Boccaccio

Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

Author: Joseph Jacobs

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ISBN: 3337070639

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Page: 190

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Tales from Boccaccio is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1899. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.
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The Decameron

The Decameron

A group of escapees from plague-ridden Florence pass the time by telling tales of romance in this landmark of medieval literature. Features 25 of the original 100 stories. J. M. Rigg translation.

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486149462

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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A group of escapees from plague-ridden Florence pass the time by telling tales of romance in this landmark of medieval literature. Features 25 of the original 100 stories. J. M. Rigg translation.
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The Decameron Selected Tales

The Decameron  Selected Tales

A unique selection of contextual materials concludes the volume. This edition presents 33 of the 100 tales, with at least two from each of the ten days of storytelling.

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781460406106

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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This edition presents 33 of the 100 tales, with at least two from each of the ten days of storytelling. Boccaccio’s general introduction and conclusion to the work are also included, as are the introduction and conclusion to the first day; the reader is thus provided with a real sense of the Decameron’s framing narrative. Extensive explanatory notes are provided, and the volume is prefaced by a concise but wide-ranging introduction to Boccaccio’s life and times, as well as to the Decameron itself. A unique selection of contextual materials concludes the volume.
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Chaucer s Decameron and the Origin of the Canterbury Tales

Chaucer s Decameron and the Origin of the Canterbury Tales

A major and original contribution to the debate as to Chaucer's use and knowledge of Boccaccio, finding a new source for the "Shipman's Tale".

Author: Frederick M. Biggs

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781843844754

Category: English literature

Page: 275

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A major and original contribution to the debate as to Chaucer's use and knowledge of Boccaccio, finding a new source for the "Shipman's Tale."
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The Black Falcon

The Black Falcon

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: Philomel

ISBN: PSU:000018071856

Category: Falcons

Page: 32

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When the wealthy and now-widowed woman whom the impoverished Federigo has always loved invites herself to his home for dinner to make a life-or-death request of him, she learns, ironically, he has already sacrificed all he had in his love for her.
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Tales from Boccaccio

Tales from Boccaccio

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044082286048

Category: Italian fiction

Page: 64

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Tales from the Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

Tales from the Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 1417926902

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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1930. The Decameron is a work of broad-sweeping comic views. It was written by Giovanni Boccaccio, an Italian poet and scholar who raised vernacular literature to the status of the classics of antiquity and who prepared for the humanism of the Renaissance. The tales are set in 1348, the year of the Black Death. Florence is a dying, corrupt city, described plainly in all of its horrors. Seven ladies and three gentlemen meet in a church and decide to escape from the charnel house of reality by staying in the hills of Fiesole; there they pass the time telling stories for ten days. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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Chaucer Boccaccio and the Debate of Love

Chaucer  Boccaccio  and the Debate of Love

Although the Decameron and the Canterbury Tales have often been linked, this is the first ever major study of the two most popular collections of medieval framed narratives to examine them both beyond shared general similarities and also to ...

Author: N. S. Thompson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198186460

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 354

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Although the Decameron and the Canterbury Tales have often been linked, this is the first ever major study of the two most popular collections of medieval framed narratives to examine them both beyond shared general similarities and also to look at the search for individual analogue or sourcematerial, which has proved so inconclusive. Thus, the present study examines the texts and their internal dynamics primarily as a whole and reveals many surprising similarities which have not hitherto been seen.The two collections are examined in the light of their literary diversity, their shape as a form of quodlibet debate, their discussion of literature and its autonomy using the oppositions of utile-diletto and 'sentence'-'solaas', and the specific way that individual narratives are treated so as tocreate a labyrinthine web for the reader to both negotiate and enjoy.
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Selections from the Decameron

Selections from the Decameron

To while away their voluntary exile, they resort to story-telling. Many of the tales were straightforward narratives, but some of the stories were saucy and suggestive.

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: Wordsworth Edition

ISBN: 1853266183

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

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A group of young men and women decide to escape to the country from the Black Death which is ravaging their native Florence. To while away their voluntary exile, they resort to story-telling. Many of the tales were straightforward narratives, but some of the stories were saucy and suggestive.
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The Decameron

The Decameron

Boccaccio probably conceived of The Decameron after the epidemic of 1348, and completed it by 1353. The various tales of love in The Decameron range from the erotic to the tragic.

Author: Boccaccio Giovanni

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ISBN: 9798642919224

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Page: 298

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The Decameron or Decamerone, subtitled Prince Galehaut (Old Italian: Prencipe Galeotto [ˈprentʃipe ɡaleˈɔtto, ˈprɛn-]) and sometimes nicknamed l'Umana commedia ("the Human comedy"), is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375). The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which was afflicting the city. Boccaccio probably conceived of The Decameron after the epidemic of 1348, and completed it by 1353. The various tales of love in The Decameron range from the erotic to the tragic. Tales of wit, practical jokes, and life lessons contribute to the mosaic. In addition to its literary value and widespread influence (for example on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales), it provides a document of life at the time. Written in the vernacular of the Florentine language, it is considered a masterpiece of classical early Italian prose. In Italy during the time of the Black Death, a group of seven young women and three young men flee from plague-ridden Florence to a deserted villa in the countryside of Fiesole for two weeks. To pass the evenings, each member of the party tells a story each night, except for one day per week for chores, and the holy days during which they do no work at all, resulting in ten nights of storytelling over the course of two weeks. Thus, by the end of the fortnight they have told 100 stories. Each of the ten characters is charged as King or Queen of the company for one of the ten days in turn. This charge extends to choosing the theme of the stories for that day, and all but two days have topics assigned: examples of the power of fortune; examples of the power of human will; love tales that end tragically; love tales that end happily; clever replies that save the speaker; tricks that women play on men; tricks that people play on each other in general; examples of virtue. Only Dioneo, who usually tells the tenth tale each day, has the right to tell a tale on any topic he wishes, due to his wit.Many commentators have argued that Dioneo expresses the views of Boccaccio himself.[7] Each day also includes a short introduction and conclusion to continue the frame of the tales by describing other daily activities besides story-telling. These framing interludes frequently include transcriptions of Italian folk songs.[8] The interactions among tales in a day, or across days, as Boccaccio spins variations and reversals of previous material, forms a whole and not just a collection of stories. Boccaccio borrowed the plots of almost all his stories (just as later writers borrowed from him). Although he consulted only French, Italian and Latin sources, some of the tales have their origin in such far-off lands as India, the Middle East, Spain, and other places. Some were already centuries old. For example, part of the tale of Andreuccio of Perugia (II, 5) originated in 2nd-century Ephesus (in the Ephesian Tale). The frame narrative structure (though not the characters or plot) originates from the Panchatantra, [citation needed] which was written in Sanskrit before AD 500 and came to Boccaccio through a chain of translations that includes Old Persian, Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin. Even the description of the central motivating event of the narrative, the Black Plague (which Boccaccio surely witnessed), is not original, but is based on a description in the Historia gentis Langobardorum of Paul the Deacon, who lived in the 8th century. Some scholars have suggested that some of the tales for which no prior source has been found may still not have been invented by Boccaccio, but may have been circulating in the local oral tradition, of which Boccaccio availed himself. Boccaccio himself says that he heard some of the tales orally.
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Decameron

Decameron

Each day also includes a short introduction and conclusion to continue the frame of the tales by describing other daily activities besides story-telling. These frame tale interludes frequently include transcriptions of Italian folk songs.

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1546974377

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Page: 256

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Decameron is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375). The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which was afflicting the city. Boccaccio probably conceived the Decameron after the epidemic of 1348, and completed it by 1353. The various tales of love in The Decameron range from the erotic to the tragic. Tales of wit, practical jokes, and life lessons contribute to the mosaic. In addition to its literary value and widespread influence (for example on Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales), it provides a document of life at the time. Written in the vernacular of the Florentine language, it is considered a masterpiece of classical early Italian prose. In Italy during the time of the Black Death, a group of seven young women and three young men flee from plague-ridden Florence to a deserted villa in the countryside of Fiesole for two weeks. To pass the evenings, every member of the party tells a story each night, except for one day per week for chores, and the holy days in which they do no work at all, resulting in ten nights of storytelling over the course of two weeks. Thus, by the end of the fortnight they have told 100 stories. Each of the ten characters is charged as King or Queen of the company for one of the ten days in turn. This charge extends to choosing the theme of the stories for that day, and all but two days have topics assigned: examples of the power of fortune; examples of the power of human will; love tales that end tragically; love tales that end happily; clever replies that save the speaker; tricks that women play on men; tricks that people play on each other in general; examples of virtue. Only Dioneo, who usually tells the tenth tale each day, has the right to tell a tale on any topic he wishes, due to his wit. Many authors have argued that Dioneo expresses the views of Boccaccio himself. Each day also includes a short introduction and conclusion to continue the frame of the tales by describing other daily activities besides story-telling. These frame tale interludes frequently include transcriptions of Italian folk songs. The interactions among tales in a day, or across days, as Boccaccio spins variations and reversals of previous material, forms a whole and not just a collection of stories. The basic plots of the stories including mocking the lust and greed of the clergy; tensions in Italian society between the new wealthy commercial class and noble families; the perils and adventures of traveling merchants.
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