Heptameron
Heptameron    -     By: Marguerite De Nava
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Usually attributed to Marguerite de Navarre, the brilliant sister of Francis I of France, The Heptameron is located firmly in the tradition of Boccaccio's Decameron and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. The stories are related by five men and five women for their amusement and edification after the they have taken refuge from a series of disaster sin a Pyrenbbey Their subjects range from the bawdy to the romantic, from anti-clerical humour to serious reflections on spiritual matters. Together, they offer a surprisingly immediate picture of life in sophisticated sixteenth-century Franc; Paul Chilton's comprehensive Introduction complements his excellent translation.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1984
Dimensions: 8.12 X 5.12 (inches)
ISBN: 014044355X
ISBN-13: 9780140443554

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In the early 1500s five men and five women find themselves trapped by floods and compelled to take refuge in an abbey high in the Pyrenees. When told they must wait days for a bridge to be repaired, they are inspired - by recalling Boccaccio's Decameron - to pass the time in a cultured manner by each telling a story every day. The stories, however, soon degenerate into a verbal battle between the sexes, as the characters weave tales of corrupt friars, adulterous noblemen and deceitful wives. From the cynical Saffredent to the young idealist Dagoucin or the moderate Parlamente - believed to express De Navarre's own views - The Heptameron provides a fascinating insight into the minds and passions of the nobility of sixteenth century France.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Paul A. Chilton is Senior Lecturer at the University of Warwick. He is the author of books and articles on French Renaissance literature and on language, society and politics. Paul A. Chilton is Senior Lecturer at the University of Warwick. He is the author of books and articles on French Renaissance literature and on language, society and politics. Paul A. Chilton is Senior Lecturer at the University of Warwick. He is the author of books and articles on French Renaissance literature and on language, society and politics.

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