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by William Wise

Author: William Wise
Language: English
Publisher: Philomel; Subsequent edition (March 15, 1990)
Pages: 1 pages
Category: For children
Rating: 4.2
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Wise retells Boccaccio's tale with grace, but strips .

Wise retells Boccaccio's tale with grace, but strips it of much of its irony by certain changes-for instance, having protagonist Federigo's father, not Federigo himself, squander the family fortune; and making ""Lady Elena"" unaware that he loves her when she requests his one valuable possession, the falcon, to gratify her dying son's wish and thus save his life.

Many of the Decameron tales are indeed paganized versions of medieval sermons about sin and damnation with the morals reversed. After 1363 Boccaccio concentrated on trying to gain enduring fame by writing, in Latin, a series of lives of memorable men and women and a genealogy of the pagan gods. Boccaccio died in 1375.

Each story of the Decameron begins with a short heading explaining the plot of the story

Each story of the Decameron begins with a short heading explaining the plot of the story. The 1903 J. M. Rigg translation headings are used in many of these summaries.

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In this painting pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse depicts a scene from the frame story of Boccaccio's Decameron

In this painting pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse depicts a scene from the frame story of Boccaccio's Decameron. Waterhouse picks up not only on the performative prowess of the young storytellers but also on their high cultural aspirations, as reflected in their attire and the presence of musical instruments. The opulence of their clothing and surroundings also bespeaks the aristocratic values that the emerging Florentine merchant class desired to emulate.

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High Quality Image & Detail Information on Waterhouse A Tale from the Decameron - 1916 - Lady Lever Art Gallery - Birkenhead, England - John William Waterhouse. View Larger Scan Send as Postcard Create As Calendar Purchase Oil Reproduction. Decameron, one hundred stories by Boccaccio; important source book for Elizabethan and French authors. You can read the entire Boccaccio's novel here.

When the wealthy and now-widowed woman whom the impoverished Federigo has always loved invites herself to his home for dinner to make a life-or-death request of him, she learns, ironically, he has already sacrificed all he had in his love for her.