The Decameron / Giovanni Boccaccio ; translated G.H. McWilliam ; with the woodcuts of José Narro.

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375 [author.]Contributor(s): McWilliam, G. H. (George Henry) [translator.] | Narro, José [artist.]Material type: TextTextLanguage: English, Italian Publisher: Franklin Center, PA : Franklin Library, 1981Description: 749 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeUniform titles: Decamerone. English Subject(s): Storytelling -- Fiction | Plague -- Europe -- History -- Fiction | Middle Ages -- Fiction | Canon (Literature) | Canon (Literature) | Middle Ages | Plague | Storytelling | EuropeGenre/Form: Allegories. | Frame stories. | Allegories. | Fiction. | Frame stories. | History. | Allegories. | Allegories.DDC classification: 853 LOC classification: PQ4272.E5 | A39 1981
Contents:
Proem -- First day: The rule of Pampinea: First story: Saint Ciappelletto -- Second story: A Jew called Abraham -- Third story: The three rings -- Fourth story: A monk and his abbot -- Fifth story: The Marchioness of Montferrat -- Sixth story: The hypocrisy of the religious -- Seventh story: Bergamino -- Eighth story: The avarice of Ermino de' Grimaldi -- Ninth story: The King of Cyprus -- Tenth story: Master Alberto of Bologna --
Second Day: The rule of Filomena -- First story: Martellino -- Second story: Rinaldo d'Asti -- Third story: The daughter of the King of England -- Fourth story: Landolfo Rufolo -- Fifth story: Andreuccio of Perugia -- Sixth story: Madonna Beritola and her sons -- Seventh story: The daughter of the Sultan of Babylon -- Eighth story: The Count of Antwerp -- Ninth story: Bernabo of Genoa -- Tenth story: The wife of Messer Ricciardo di Chinzica --
Third day: The rule of Neifile: First story: Masetto of Lamporecchio -- Second story: The shorn man -- Third story: Confession and fulfillment -- Fourth story: The penitent's wife -- Fifth story: Zima -- Sixth story: The wife of Filippello Sighinolfo -- Seventh story: The mistress of Tedaldo -- Eighth story: The resurrection of Ferondo -- Ninth story: Gilette of Narbonne -- Tenth story: Alibech and the monk --
Fourth day: The rule of Filostrato: First story: Tancredi and the golden chalice -- Second story: The angel Gabriel -- Third story: Three men and three sisters -- Fourth story: Gerbino -- Fifth story: Lisabetta's lover -- Sixth story: Andreuola -- Seventh story: A sage leaf -- Eighth story: Girolamo and Salvestra -- Ninth story: The heart of Guillaume de Cabest*?*?*?*?* -- Tenth story: The wife of a physician --
Fifth day: The rule of Fiammetta: First story: Cymon and Iphigenia -- Second story: Gostanza and Martuccio Gomito -- Third story: Pietro Boccamazza and Agnolella -- Fourth story: Ricciardo Manardi -- Fifth story: The sister of Giannole -- Sixth story: Gianni of Procida and his love -- Seventh story: Teodoro and Violante -- Eighth story: Nastagio degli Onesti -- Ninth story: A falcon -- Tenth story: A chicken coop --
Sixth Day: The rule of Elissa: First story: The ride of Madonna Oretta -- Second story: Cisti the baker -- Third story: The banter of the Bishop of Florence -- Fourth story: Currado Gianfigliazzi's cook -- Fifth story: Messer Forese and Master Giotto -- Sixth story: Michele Scalza and his supper -- Seventh story: A prompt and ingenious answer -- Eighth story: The sight of horrid people -- Ninth story: A barbed saying -- Tenth story: The roasting of Saint Lawrence --
Seventh day: The rule of Dioneo: First story: A werewolf -- Second story: Peronella and the tub -- Third story: The child's worms -- Fourth story: Tofano and his wife -- Fifth story: A jealous husband -- Sixth story: Madonna Isabella -- Seventh story: Madonna Beatrice -- Eighth story: A suspicious husband -- Ninth story: Three tasks -- Tenth story: Two sienese --
Eighth day: The rule of Lauretta: First story: A sum of money -- Second story: The priest of Varlungo -- Third story: In search of the heliotrope -- Fourth story: The rector of Fiesole -- Fifth story: The breeches of a judge -- Sixth story: The stolen pig -- Seventh story: The widow and the tower -- Eighth story: Two close friends -- Ninth story: A company of revelers -- Tenth story: A Sicilian lady --
Ninth day: The rule of Emilia: First story: Madonna Francesca -- Second story: The veil -- Third story: A cure for pregnancy -- Fourth story: The gambler -- Fifth story: A magic scroll -- Sixth story: Lodging for a night -- Seventh story: The dream of Talano d'Imolese -- Eighth story: Biondello's trick -- Ninth story: Solomon's advice -- Tenth story: A mare --
Tenth day: The rule of Panfilo: First story: The King of Spain -- Second story: The abbot of Cluny -- Third story: Mithridanes and Nathan -- Fourth story: Messer Gentile de' Carisendi -- Fifth story: A beautiful May garden -- Sixth story: King Charles the Old -- Seventh story: King Peter's knight -- Eighth story: A glorification of friendship -- Ninth story: Messer Torello and his wife -- Tenth story: The Marquis of Saluzzo and his wife -- Epilogue.
Summary: A collection of short stories by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, probably begun in 1350 and finished in 1353. It is a medieval allegorical work best known for its bawdy tales of love in all its forms, from the erotic to the tragic. Other topics such as wit and witticism, practical jokes, the moral degeneracy of the clergy and worldly initiation also form part of the mosaic.
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"Here begins the book called The Decameron otherwise known as Prince Galahalt, wherein are contained a hundred stories, told in ten days by seven young ladies and three young men."

Proem -- First day: The rule of Pampinea: First story: Saint Ciappelletto -- Second story: A Jew called Abraham -- Third story: The three rings -- Fourth story: A monk and his abbot -- Fifth story: The Marchioness of Montferrat -- Sixth story: The hypocrisy of the religious -- Seventh story: Bergamino -- Eighth story: The avarice of Ermino de' Grimaldi -- Ninth story: The King of Cyprus -- Tenth story: Master Alberto of Bologna --

Second Day: The rule of Filomena -- First story: Martellino -- Second story: Rinaldo d'Asti -- Third story: The daughter of the King of England -- Fourth story: Landolfo Rufolo -- Fifth story: Andreuccio of Perugia -- Sixth story: Madonna Beritola and her sons -- Seventh story: The daughter of the Sultan of Babylon -- Eighth story: The Count of Antwerp -- Ninth story: Bernabo of Genoa -- Tenth story: The wife of Messer Ricciardo di Chinzica --

Third day: The rule of Neifile: First story: Masetto of Lamporecchio -- Second story: The shorn man -- Third story: Confession and fulfillment -- Fourth story: The penitent's wife -- Fifth story: Zima -- Sixth story: The wife of Filippello Sighinolfo -- Seventh story: The mistress of Tedaldo -- Eighth story: The resurrection of Ferondo -- Ninth story: Gilette of Narbonne -- Tenth story: Alibech and the monk --

Fourth day: The rule of Filostrato: First story: Tancredi and the golden chalice -- Second story: The angel Gabriel -- Third story: Three men and three sisters -- Fourth story: Gerbino -- Fifth story: Lisabetta's lover -- Sixth story: Andreuola -- Seventh story: A sage leaf -- Eighth story: Girolamo and Salvestra -- Ninth story: The heart of Guillaume de Cabest*?*?*?*?* -- Tenth story: The wife of a physician --

Fifth day: The rule of Fiammetta: First story: Cymon and Iphigenia -- Second story: Gostanza and Martuccio Gomito -- Third story: Pietro Boccamazza and Agnolella -- Fourth story: Ricciardo Manardi -- Fifth story: The sister of Giannole -- Sixth story: Gianni of Procida and his love -- Seventh story: Teodoro and Violante -- Eighth story: Nastagio degli Onesti -- Ninth story: A falcon -- Tenth story: A chicken coop --

Sixth Day: The rule of Elissa: First story: The ride of Madonna Oretta -- Second story: Cisti the baker -- Third story: The banter of the Bishop of Florence -- Fourth story: Currado Gianfigliazzi's cook -- Fifth story: Messer Forese and Master Giotto -- Sixth story: Michele Scalza and his supper -- Seventh story: A prompt and ingenious answer -- Eighth story: The sight of horrid people -- Ninth story: A barbed saying -- Tenth story: The roasting of Saint Lawrence --

Seventh day: The rule of Dioneo: First story: A werewolf -- Second story: Peronella and the tub -- Third story: The child's worms -- Fourth story: Tofano and his wife -- Fifth story: A jealous husband -- Sixth story: Madonna Isabella -- Seventh story: Madonna Beatrice -- Eighth story: A suspicious husband -- Ninth story: Three tasks -- Tenth story: Two sienese --

Eighth day: The rule of Lauretta: First story: A sum of money -- Second story: The priest of Varlungo -- Third story: In search of the heliotrope -- Fourth story: The rector of Fiesole -- Fifth story: The breeches of a judge -- Sixth story: The stolen pig -- Seventh story: The widow and the tower -- Eighth story: Two close friends -- Ninth story: A company of revelers -- Tenth story: A Sicilian lady --

Ninth day: The rule of Emilia: First story: Madonna Francesca -- Second story: The veil -- Third story: A cure for pregnancy -- Fourth story: The gambler -- Fifth story: A magic scroll -- Sixth story: Lodging for a night -- Seventh story: The dream of Talano d'Imolese -- Eighth story: Biondello's trick -- Ninth story: Solomon's advice -- Tenth story: A mare --

Tenth day: The rule of Panfilo: First story: The King of Spain -- Second story: The abbot of Cluny -- Third story: Mithridanes and Nathan -- Fourth story: Messer Gentile de' Carisendi -- Fifth story: A beautiful May garden -- Sixth story: King Charles the Old -- Seventh story: King Peter's knight -- Eighth story: A glorification of friendship -- Ninth story: Messer Torello and his wife -- Tenth story: The Marquis of Saluzzo and his wife -- Epilogue.

A collection of short stories by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, probably begun in 1350 and finished in 1353. It is a medieval allegorical work best known for its bawdy tales of love in all its forms, from the erotic to the tragic. Other topics such as wit and witticism, practical jokes, the moral degeneracy of the clergy and worldly initiation also form part of the mosaic.

Translated from the Italian.

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