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Italian Renaissance Tales : Oxford World's Classics - Oxford Editor

Italian Renaissance Tales

Oxford World's Classics

Paperback Available: 29th October 2019
ISBN: 9780198794967
Number Of Pages: 432

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'Thus she was decapitated, and this was the end to which she was brought by her unbridled lusts.'

For over two centuries after Boccaccio's groundbreaking Decameron, the Italian novella exercised a crucial influence over European prose fiction. With thirty-nine stories by nineteen authors, many translated for the first time, this anthology presents tales from the whole genre and period. Here we meet a rich cast of humble peasants and shrewd craftsmen, frustrated wives, libidinous friars, ill-fated lovers, and vengeful nobles. These works had a considerable impact in English, and the selection includes tales that have provided sources for Chaucer, Shakespeare, Webster, Marston, Dryden, Byron and Keats.

The typical novella is situated in a precise time and place and features people who either existed historically or are presumed to have done so. The subject-matter, whether ribald or sentimental, comic or tragic, often reflects the social and economic conditions of its age and thus the novella has been seen as a crucial stage in the development of fictional realism and the emergence of the novel

Introduction A Note on the Text and Acknowledgements Select Bibliography Giovanni Boccaccio Proem The Conversion of Abraham Alibech and Rustico Tancredi and Ghismonda The Pot of Basil Madonna Filippa's Defence Peronella and the Jar Patient Griselda Ser Giovanni Fiorentino Giannetto and the Lady of Belmont Franco Sacchetti Piero Brandani's Son A Sermon on Usury Giovanni Gherardi da Prato The Tale of Catellina Gentile Sermini Anselmo Salimbeni and Angelica Montanini Antonio Manetti The Fat Woodworker Masuccio Salernitano Saint Griffin's Drawers The Castilian Student Sabbadino degli Arienti The Priest and the Friar Niccolò Machiavelli A Fable Giovan Francesco Straparola Fortunio Margherita Spolatina Luigi da Porto The Story of Two Noble Lovers Giovanni Brevio Madonna Lisabetta Matteo Bandello The Countess of Challant Giulia of Gazzuolo Timbreo and Fenicia The Duchess of Amalfi Niccolò d'Este Anton Francesco Grazzini Introduction Fazio the Goldsmith Lazzero and Gabriello Pietro Fortini Antonio Angelini Cristoforo Armeno The Metamorphoses of an Emperor Giovambattista Giraldi Cinzio The Moorish Captain Nigella and the Doctor Iuriste and Epitia Giambattista Basile Cinderella Sun, Moon, and Talia Francesco Pona Armilla Lindori Explanatory Notes Notes on the Authors

ISBN: 9780198794967
ISBN-10: 0198794967
Series: Oxford World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Available: 29th October 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.27

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