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BOCCACCIO, G.: Decameron (The) (Unabridged)

    

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BOCCACCIO, G.: Decameron (The) (Unabridged)

The Decameron is one of the greatest literary works of the Middle Ages. Ten young people have fl ed the terrible effects of the Black Death in Florence and, in an idyllic setting, tell a series of brilliant stories, by turns humorous, bawdy, tragic and provocative. This celebration of physical and sexual vitality is Boccaccio’s answer to the sublime other-worldliness of Dante’s Divine Comedy.



Disc 1

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   The Decameron 00:08:48
2.   The era of the fruitful Incarnation of the Son… 00:10:26
3.   It had been the custom… 00:09:51
4.   There is no offence in putting one's brain… 00:07:36
5.   Pampinea is absolutely right in what she says… 00:09:39
6.   Thus dismissed by their new queen… 00:10:52
7.   Finding himself without employment… 00:10:22


Disc 2

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   'Then tell me, my son…' 00:12:04
2.   With this he fell silent. 00:15:42
3.   When Philomena left off speaking… 00:09:10
4.   The ladies listened with a tinge… 00:11:17
5.   The queen and all the company… 00:11:03
6.   Next to Philostrato sat Lauretta. 00:14:39


Disc 3

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   The sun was beginning to set… 00:09:24
2.   How often has it happened that those… 00:09:44
3.   Neiphile's account of the misfortunes… 00:15:26
4.   The perils encountered by Rinaldo d'Este… 00:11:21
5.   Seeing that this could be done without… 00:10:01
6.   When Pampinea's story reached its triumphant… 00:11:10
7.   Fiammetta began, for it was now her turn. 00:05:51


Disc 4

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   'Andreuccio, I'm sure that all this affection…' 00:10:54
2.   This made Andreuccio quite convinced… 00:11:35
3.   Fiammetta's account of Andreuccio's adventures… 00:15:02
4.   Hearing of this from one of his gaolers… 00:16:24
5.   Had Emilia's story gone on any longer… 00:15:08


Disc 5

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   The princess bitterly lamented her earlier… 00:11:37
2.   Getting wind of this… 00:13:02
3.   Now a gentleman called Antigono… 00:12:28
4.   The various misadventures that befell… 00:10:51
5.   This request delighted the count… 00:12:18
6.   Perotto, meanwhile, had grown up in Wales… 00:12:46


Disc 6

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   After Elissa had served her turn… 00:15:30
2.   Reluctant as he was anyway to kill her… 00:12:25
3.   The story told by their queen was roundly… 00:09:07
4.   So they went home to Paganino's… 00:09:46
5.   This story had them all in such fits of laughter… 00:13:43


Disc 7

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   There are scores of men, and women too… 00:15:17
2.   Philostrato's story made the ladies laugh… 00:12:18
3.   When Pampinea finished speaking… 00:10:49
4.   This said, she drew out from beneath her long… 00:09:47
5.   When Philomena fell silent on finishing her tale… 00:11:48
6.   Pamphilo concluded his tale of Brother Puccio… 00:11:46


Disc 8

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   Elissa had nothing left to say… 00:09:04
2.   Having given Ricciardo's words more credence… 00:09:49
3.   Fiammetta fell silent amid a chorus of praise… 00:12:49
4.   'Now I'll have you know that I am a friar…' 00:12:50
5.   He put on his hat and pilgrim's smock again… 00:12:53
6.   Emilia's story reached its conclusion. 00:13:31


Disc 9

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   When he had finished eating… 00:06:51
2.   If she was not to infringe Dioneo's privilege… 00:10:03
3.   She bade them goodbye… 00:10:11
4.   Dioneo had closely followed the queen's narrative. 00:12:15
5.   Time and again the good ladies… 00:15:35
6.   But that's as far as I want to take this story… 00:17:51


Disc 10

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   As she listened to her father… 00:14:34
2.   Fiammetta's story had several times… 00:13:33
3.   After lunch Lisetta, with a companion… 00:09:56
4.   Hearing the end of Pampinea's story… 00:13:37
5.   Lauretta concluded her story and fell silent… 00:10:48
6.   Elissa finished her tale. 00:08:40


Disc 11

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   The ladies found Philomena's tale enormously… 00:15:48
2.   When Pamphilo had delivered himself of his story… 00:09:01
3.   Emilia's story reached its conclusion… 00:12:16
4.   So ended Neiphile's story… 00:07:39
5.   As the king had completed his tale… 00:14:25
6.   Shortly afterwards the maid… 00:14:14


Disc 12

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   Here ends the fourth day of the Decameron… 00:13:49
2.   So Cimone returned to his shipmates… 00:13:35
3.   The queen spoke highly of Pamphilo's story… 00:14:12
4.   Emilia's story was unanimously approved. 00:14:32
5.   Elissa finished her tale and listened… 00:12:48


Disc 13

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   The story of the nightingale had sent… 00:12:11
2.   The ladies had so much enjoyed Neiphile's story… 00:13:46
3.   The ladies were all on tenterhooks… 00:14:49
4.   As Lauretta finished, Philomena, at the queen's… 00:12:47
5.   When Philomena finished speaking… 00:14:35


Disc 14

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   The queen concluded her tale… 00:08:27
2.   The young wife, therefore, reached an… 00:12:33
3.   Amused though they were by Dioneo's tale… 00:09:01
4.   While Licisca was talking the women… 00:12:40
5.   When Pampinea finished her tale… 00:12:47
6.   The ladies were still chuckling over Giotto's… 00:11:04
7.   Philostrato's story made the ladies… 00:07:23


Disc 15

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   Each one of the party had told a story… 00:10:46
2.   Those simple folk, men and women… 00:12:38
3.   Now certain of the ladies felt that this topic… 00:14:35
4.   Had it been your pleasure, my lord… 00:10:00
5.   Emilia's tale was greeted with boisterous… 00:08:57
6.   Philostrato could not disguise his allusion… 00:10:37


Disc 16

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   When he heard the end of Elissa's story… 00:07:45
2.   Lauretta ended her tale… 00:13:17
3.   Well, what am I to say 00:12:09
4.   The entire company agreed that Isabella's… 00:12:33
5.   It was generally agreed that Beatrice… 00:08:07
6.   Arriguccio left his house and went as fast… 00:09:18


Disc 17

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   The ladies had so much enjoyed Neiphile's story… 00:11:29
2.   Now a few days after killing the hawk… 00:10:58
3.   Only the king was left to tell a tale… 00:09:02
4.   Zephyr, the West Wind, got up as the afternoon… 00:13:32
5.   Everyone, lads and lasses alike… 00:12:11
6.   The ladies laughed so much at Pamphilo's tale… 00:16:35


Disc 18

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   When Elissa reached the end of her story… 00:11:24
2.   Emilia came to the end of her story… 00:06:44
3.   No sooner was Philostrato's tale finished… 00:12:11
4.   Poor Calandrino, how the ladies laughed at him! 00:13:52
5.   After a long, long time the night gave place… 00:13:50
6.   After sunrise, Elena approached the wall… 00:13:59


Disc 19

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   Seeing that his drift tended entirely towards… 00:15:39
2.   The ladies found it painful to listen… 00:09:56
3.   The pooling of wives, as practised by the two… 00:15:07
4.   'Speak freely: I see you still don’t know me all…' 00:16:05
5.   There is no need to ask how much laughter… 00:16:10


Disc 20

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   Once Jancofiore was in possession of the money… 00:12:32
2.   When Dioneo concluded his tale… 00:08:34
3.   How pleased I am, my lady… 00:12:03
4.   Philomena fell silent. 00:15:42
5.   The things Calandrino said about his wife… 00:09:55
6.   Neiphile finished her tale… 00:11:03


Disc 21

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   Calandrino spent the entire evening… 00:06:41
2.   The party had derived amusement… 00:10:32
3.   When Pamphilo's story was ended… 00:11:59
4.   It remained only for the queen to tell a story… 00:11:22
5.   The tale of the queen's had the ladies… 00:08:40
6.   Dioneo wished that the ladies in his audience… 00:13:55


Disc 22

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   Everyone applauded the generosity… 00:10:30
2.   Great, indeed, was the liberality of the King… 00:16:02
3.   To be generous with one's own blood… 00:14:28
4.   The entire merry throng, one and all… 00:10:49
5.   Who could give a full account of the debate… 00:14:48
6.   Fiammetta came to the end of her story… 00:07:42


Disc 23

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   These words Minuccio soon set to the soft… 00:09:39
2.   When Pampinea finished… 00:14:13
3.   Though Titus was embarrassed to accept… 00:11:14
4.   'And so, looking at the matter reasonably…' 00:16:29
5.   At the conclusion of Philomena's narrative… 00:11:37
6.   The gentlemen were astounded… 00:09:24


Disc 24

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   Torello was over the moon when he heard this… 00:10:36
2.   In accordance with his request… 00:09:32
3.   It seems to me, my gentle ladies… 00:15:58
4.   It took her a supreme effort… 00:12:02
5.   Dioneo's story was ended… 00:05:55
6.   They sang many more songs after that… 00:13:05

Total Playing Time: 28:04:26






Author(s):
Boccaccio, Giovanni

Reader(s):
Badger, Daisy; Bawden, Carly; Beale, Simon Russell; Briggs-Owen, Lucy; Cauthery, Gunnar; Pettitt, Alison; Pilkington, Nigel; Scarfe, Katie; Simpson, Natalie; Spencer-Longhurst, Flora; Sturzaker, David

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Great Epics and Tales

Period: Medieval

Catalogue No: NA0278

Barcode: 9781781980705

Physical Release: 11/2017

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