The poet and scholar Giovanni Boccaccio was a leading writer of the Italian Renaissance, now best remembered as the author of the famous compendium of tales 'The Decameron'. Boccaccio helped lay the foundations for the humanism of the Renaissance, while raising vernacular literature to the status of the classics of antiquity. Noted for their realistic dialogue and imaginative use of character and plot, Boccaccio's works went on to inspire Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare and countless other writers in the ensuing centuries. This comprehensive eBook presents Boccaccio's collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare translations appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Boccaccio's life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* Multiple translations of 'The Decameron', including the first English translation by John Florio, 1620
* John Payne's complete translation, with all the hyperlinked footnotes - ideal for students
* The original Italian text of 'The Decameron'
* Rare translations of two novels, with individual contents tables
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* The rare long poem 'Il Filostrato', available in no other collection
* The key works of Chaucer and Shakespeare that were inspired by Boccaccio
* Includes a translation of Boccaccio's 'De Mulieribus Claris', first time in digital print
* Features two biographies - discover Boccaccio's intriguing life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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The Decameron
The Decameron: John Florio, 1620
The Decameron: John Payne, 1886
The Decameron: J. M. Rigg, 1903
The Decameron: Original Italian Text

The Novels
The Filocolo (Translated by H. G., London, 1566)
The Elegy of Lady Fiammetta (Translated by Bartholomew Young, 1587)

The Verse
'The Knight's Tale' and 'The Two Noble Kinsmen' (Teseida)
Il Filostrato (Translated by Hubertis Cummings)

The Non-Fiction
De Mulieribus Claris (Partially translated by Henry Parker, Lord Morely)
The Life of Dante (Translated by James Robinson Smith)

The Biographies
Giovanni Boccaccio: A Biographical Study by Edward Hutton
Giovanni Boccaccio by Francis Hueffer

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  • Publication Date: December 24, 2017
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Print Length: 6,329 Pages
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