The Decameron: Selected Tales/Decameron: Novelle Scelte: A Dual-Language Book

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From one of the great literary classics of the world — a carefully chosen selection of 20 stories told by ten young people who have retreated to the countryside to escape the plague raging in 14th-century Florence. Includes "The Pot of Basil," "Patient Griselda," and the bawdy "Putting the Devil Back in Hell."
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Overview


From one of the great literary classics of the world — a carefully chosen selection of 20 stories told by ten young people who have retreated to the countryside to escape the plague raging in 14th-century Florence. Includes "The Pot of Basil," "Patient Griselda," and the bawdy "Putting the Devil Back in Hell."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486414324
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 11/10/2011
  • Series: Dover Dual Language Italian Series
  • Edition description: BILINGUAL
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 768,187
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.45 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
"La confessione di ser Ciappelletto / Master Ciappelletto's Confession [I, 1]"
"I tre anelli / The Three Rings [I, 3]"
"Le disgrazie d'Andreuccio / Andreuccio's Mishaps [II, 5]"
"Una scommessa sulla virtù / A Wager Over Virtue [II, 9]"
"Giletta di Narbona / Gillette of Narbonne [III, 9]"
"Rimettere il diavolo in inferno / Putting the Devil Back in Hell [III, 10]"
"Il vaso di basilico / The Pot of Basil [IV, 5]"
"Il cuore di Guglielmo Guardastagno / The Heart of Guilhem of Cabestany [IV, 9]"
"La caccia infernale / The Wild Hunt [V, 8]"
"Federigo e il suo falcone / Federigo and His Falcon [V, 9]"
"Il fanciullo amato / The Beloved Boy [V, 10]"
"La gru con una sola gamba / The One-Legged Crane [VI, 4]"
"La penna dell'arcangelo Gabriele / Archangel Gabriel's Feather [VI,10]"
"Lo spaghetto / The String [VII, 8]"
"L'elitropia / The Stone of Invisibility [VIII, 3]"
"La gravidanza di Calandrino / Calandrino's Pregnancy [IX, 3]"
"Il masnadiere e l'abate / The Highwayman and the Abbot [X, 2]"
"Una gara di liberalità / A Contest of Generosity [X, 3]"
"Saladino mercante / Saladin as a Merchant [X, 9]"
"La pazienza di Griselda / Patient Griselda [X, 10]"
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