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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.   Play with flash player The Decameron 00:08:45
2.   Play with flash player The era of the fruitful Incarnation of the Son… 00:10:26
3.   Play with flash player It had been the custom… 00:09:51
4.   Play with flash player There is no offence in putting one's brain… 00:07:36
5.   Play with flash player Pampinea is absolutely right in what she says… 00:09:39
6.   Play with flash player Thus dismissed by their new queen… 00:10:52
7.   Play with flash player Finding himself without employment… 00:10:22


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

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


Disc 4

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


Disc 5

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


Disc 6

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


Disc 7

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


Disc 8

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


Disc 9

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player When he had finished eating… 00:06:51
2.   Play with flash player If she was not to infringe Dioneo's privilege… 00:10:03
3.   Play with flash player She bade them goodbye… 00:10:11
4.   Play with flash player Dioneo had closely followed the queen's narrative. 00:12:15
5.   Play with flash player Time and again the good ladies… 00:15:32
6.   Play with flash player But that's as far as I want to take this story… 00:17:51


Disc 10

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player As she listened to her father… 00:14:34
2.   Play with flash player Fiammetta's story had several times… 00:13:33
3.   Play with flash player After lunch Lisetta, with a companion… 00:09:56
4.   Play with flash player Hearing the end of Pampinea's story… 00:13:37
5.   Play with flash player Lauretta concluded her story and fell silent… 00:10:59
6.   Play with flash player Elissa finished her tale. 00:08:40


Disc 11

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


Disc 12

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


Disc 13

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


Disc 14

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


Disc 15

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


Disc 16

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


Disc 17

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


Disc 18

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


Disc 19

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


Disc 20

  The Decameron (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Once Jancofiore was in possession of the money… 00:12:32
2.   Play with flash player When Dioneo concluded his tale… 00:08:34
3.   Play with flash player How pleased I am, my lady… 00:12:03
4.   Play with flash player Philomena fell silent. 00:15:42
5.   Play with flash player The things Calandrino said about his wife… 00:09:50
6.   Play with flash player Neiphile finished her tale… 00:11:03


Disc 21

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


Disc 22

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


Disc 23

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


Disc 24

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

Release Date: 11/2017

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