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The Decameron
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Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date September 25, 2015
Pages 554
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781517519360
ISBN-10 1517519365
Dimensions 1.39 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Original list price $22.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: In this Volume-two, ”Endeth here the fourth day of the Decameron, beginneth the fifth, in which under the rule of Fiammetta discourse is had of good fortune befalling lovers after divers direful or disastrous adventures. ” All the east was white, nor any part of our hemisphere unillumined by the rising beams, when the carolling of the birds that in gay chorus saluted the dawn among the boughs induced Fiammetta to rise and rouse the other ladies and the three gallants; with whom adown the hill and about the dewy meads of the broad champaign she sauntered, talking gaily of divers matters, until the sun had attained some height. —DETAILED CONTENTS— - FIFTH DAY - NOVEL I. - Cimon, by loving, waxes wise, wins his wife Iphigenia by capture on the high seas, and is imprisoned at Rhodes. He is delivered by Lysimachus; and the twain cap-ture Cassandra and recapture Iphigenia in the hour of their marriage. They flee with their ladies to Crete, and having there married them, are brought back to their homes. NOVEL II. - Gostanza loves Martuccio Gomito, and hear-ing that he is dead, gives way to despair, and hies her alone aboard a boat, which is wafted by the wind to Susa. She finds him alive in Tunis, and makes herself known to him, who, having by his counsel gained high place in the king's favour, marries her, and returns with her wealthy to Lipari. NOVEL III. - Pietro Boccamazza runs away with Agnolella, and encounters a gang of robbers: the girl takes refuge in a wood, and is guided to a castle. Pietro is taken, but escapes out of the hands of the robbers, and after some adventures arrives at the castle where Agnolella is, marries her, and returns with her to Rome. NOVEL IV. - Ricciardo Manardi is found by Messer Lizio da Valbona with his daughter, whom he marries, and remains at peace with her father. NOVEL V. - Guidotto da Cremona dies leaving a girl to Giacomino da Pavia. She has two lovers in Faenza, to wit, Giannole di Severino and Minghino di Mingole, who fight about her. She is discovered to be Giannole's sister, and is given to Minghino to wife. NOVEL VI. - Gianni di Procida, being found with a damsel that he loves, and who had been given to King Frederic, is bound with her to a stake, so to be burned. He is recognized by Ruggieri dell' Oria, is delivered, and marries her. NOVEL VII. - Teodoro, being enamoured of Violante, daughter of Messer Amerigo, his lord, gets her with child, and is sentenced to the gallows; but while he is being scourged thither, he is recognized by his father, and being set at large, takes Violante to wife. NOVEL VIII. - Nastagio degli Onesti, loving a damsel of the Traversari family, by lavish expenditure gains not her love. At the instance of his kinsfolk he hies him to Chiassi, where he sees a knight hunt a damsel and slay her and cause her to be devoured by two dogs. He bids his kinsfolk and the lady that he loves to breakfast. During the meal the said damsel is torn in pieces before the eyes of the lady, who, fearing a like fate, takes Nastagio to husband. NOVEL IX. - Federigo degli Alberighi loves and is not loved in return: he wastes his substance by lavishness until nought is left but a single falcon, which, his lady being come to see him at his house, he gives her to eat: she, knowing his case, changes her mind, takes him to husband and makes him rich. NOVEL X. - Pietro di Vinciolo goes from home to sup: his wife brings a boy into the house to bear her company: Pietro returns, and she hides her gallant under a hen-coop: Pietro explains that in the house of Ercolano, with whom he was to have supped, there was discovered a young man bestowed there by Ercolano's wife: the lady thereupon censures Ercolano's wife: but unluckily an ass treads on the fingers of the boy that is hidden under the hen-coop, so that he cries for pain: Pietro runs to the place, sees him, and apprehends the trick played on him by his wife, which nevertheless he finally condones, for he is not himself free from blame.

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With J. M. Rigg, Giovanni Boccaccio | from Createspace Independent Pub (September 25, 2015)
9781517519360 | details & prices | 554 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.39 in. | List price $22.99
About: In this Volume-two, ”Endeth here the fourth day of the Decameron, beginneth the fifth, in which under the rule of Fiammetta discourse is had of good fortune befalling lovers after divers direful or disastrous adventures.
With J. M. Rigg, Giovanni Boccaccio | from Createspace Independent Pub (September 25, 2015)
9781517519254 | details & prices | 468 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.17 in. | List price $19.99
About: Son of a merchant Boccaccio di Chellino di Buonaiuto of Certaldo in Val d Elsa a little town about midway between Empoli and Siena but within the Florentine contado Gio vanni Boccaccio was born most probably at Paris in the year 1313 His mother at any rate was a Frenchwoman whom his father seduced during a sojourn at Paris and afterwards deserted So much as this Boccaccio has himself told us under a transparent veil of allegory in his Ameto Of his mother we would fain know more for his wit has in it a quality especially noticeable in the Tenth Novel of the Sixth Day of the Decameron which marks him out as the forerunner of Rabelais and prompts us to ask how much more his genius may have owed to his French ancestry His father was of sufficient standing in Florence to be chosen Prior in 1321 but this brief term of office but two months was his last as well as his first experience of public life Of Boccaccio s early years we know nothing more than that his first preceptor was the Florentine grammarian Giovanni da Strada father of the poet Zanobi da Strada and that when he was about ten years old he was bound apprentice to a merchant with whom he spent the next six years at Paris whence he returned to Florence with an inveterate repugnance to commerce DETAILED CONTENTS INTRODUCTION PROEM FIRST DAY NOVEL I Ser Ciappelletto cheats a holy friar by a false confession and dies and having lived as a very bad man is on his death reputed a saint and called San Ciappelletto NOVEL II Abraham a Jew at the instance of Jehannot de Chevigny goes to the court of Rome and having marked the evil life of clergy returns to Paris and becomes a Chris tian NOVEL III Melchisedech a Jew by a story of three rings averts a danger with which he was menaced by Saladin NOVEL IV A monk lapses into a sin meriting the most severe punishment justly censures the same fault in his abbot and thus evades the penalty NOVEL V The Ma

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