The Heptameron (Penguin Classics)

3.68 avg rating
( 812 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140443554: The Heptameron (Penguin Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Paul A. Chilton is Senior Lecturer at the University of Warwick. He is the author of books and articles on French Renaissance literature and on language, society and politics. Paul A. Chilton is Senior Lecturer at the University of Warwick. He is the author of books and articles on French Renaissance literature and on language, society and politics. Paul A. Chilton is Senior Lecturer at the University of Warwick. He is the author of books and articles on French Renaissance literature and on language, society and politics.

Language Notes:

Text: English, French (translation)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780883555743: Heptameron (Hyperion Library of world literature) (English and French Edition)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0883555743 ISBN 13:  9780883555743
Publisher: Hyperion Pr, 1978
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Navarre, Marguerite de
Published by Penguin Classics
ISBN 10: 014044355X ISBN 13: 9780140443554
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Monky Business: briansmonky
(Worcester, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 014044355X Ask about discounted shipping available when multiple items are purchased at the same time. FAST, RELIABLE, GUARANTEED and happily SHIPPED WITHIN 1 BUSINESS DAY! INTERNATIONAL: Rate shown only covers items 8 oz or less! IF item is heavy additional postage MAY be required. Seller Inventory # BX18-2099

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Marguerite De Navarre
ISBN 10: 014044355X ISBN 13: 9780140443554
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1984. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VP-9780140443554

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Marguerite de Navarre (Author); Chilton, Paul A. (Translator); Chilton, Paul A. (Introduction by)
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 014044355X ISBN 13: 9780140443554
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 014044355X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Queen Marguerite de Navarre
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (1984)
ISBN 10: 014044355X ISBN 13: 9780140443554
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 1984. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Seller Inventory # AAS9780140443554

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Queen Marguerite de Navarre
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (1984)
ISBN 10: 014044355X ISBN 13: 9780140443554
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 1984. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Seller Inventory # AAS9780140443554

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.33
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Queen Marguerite de Navarre
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (1984)
ISBN 10: 014044355X ISBN 13: 9780140443554
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 1984. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. 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. Seller Inventory # BTE9780140443554

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Marguerite De Navarre
Published by Penguin Classics (1984)
ISBN 10: 014044355X ISBN 13: 9780140443554
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 1984. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # TH9780140443554

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.23
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Marguerite De Navarre
ISBN 10: 014044355X ISBN 13: 9780140443554
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. 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.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 544 pages. 0.363. Seller Inventory # 9780140443554

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Marguerite de Navarre,Queen
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 014044355X ISBN 13: 9780140443554
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780140443554

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.12
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Marguerite de Navarre, Paul A. Chilton (Introduction)
Published by Penguin Classics (1984)
ISBN 10: 014044355X ISBN 13: 9780140443554
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 1984. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX014044355X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.33
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book