The Heptameron (Penguin Classics)

The Heptameron (Penguin Classics)

Paul A. Chilton


within the early 1500s 5 males and 5 girls locate themselves trapped by means of floods and forced to take safe haven in an abbey excessive within the Pyrenees. while advised they need to wait days for a bridge to be repaired, they're encouraged - by way of recalling Boccaccio's Decameron - to move the time in a classy demeanour through each one telling a narrative on a daily basis. The tales, notwithstanding, quickly degenerate right into a verbal conflict among the sexes, because the characters weave stories of corrupt friars, adulterous noblemen and deceitful other halves. From the cynical Saffredent to the younger idealist Dagoucin or the average Parlamente - believed to specific De Navarre's personal perspectives - The Heptameron offers a desirable perception into the minds and passions of the the Aristocracy of 16th century France.

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