Giovanni Boccaccio

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* 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 CONTENTS: 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