The Heptameron  pbk.

Marguerite de Navarre ; translated with an introduction by P.A. Chilton

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.

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書名 The Heptameron
著作者等 Chilton, Paul A.
Marguerite, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of Navarre
Chilton Paul
Marguerite de Navarre Queen
書名別名 Heptaméron
シリーズ名 Penguin classics
巻冊次 pbk.
出版元 Penguin Books
刊行年月 1984
ページ数 542 p.
大きさ 20 cm
ISBN 014044355X
NCID BA11483952
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言語 英語
原文言語 中期フランス語(1400年頃 - 1600年頃)
出版国 イギリス