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The Heptameron of Margaret, Queen of Navarre by Marguerite de Navarre (d'Angoulême) Duchesse d'Alençon (1492-1549). The genuine Heptameron, after remaining in manuscript for more than three hundred years from the Queen of Navarre's death, was only published two years ago by the Société des Bibliophiles Français. Margaret died in 1549.
Margaret, Queen of Navarre. Newly Translated into English from the Authentic Text. How a husband's prudence saves his wife from the risks sheincurred while thinking to yield to merely a spiritual love. Of M. le roux de lincy with. An essay upon the heptameron. The story of the President of Grenoble, who saves the honourof his house by poisoning his wife with a salad. The first printed version of the famous Tales of Margaret of Navarre,issued in Paris in the year 1558, under the title of "Histoires desAmans Fortunez," was extremely faulty and imperfect.
An essay upon the heptameron. Kindness of the Duchess of Alencon to a poor nun whom shemeets at Lyons, on her way to Rome, there to confess to the Pope how amonk had wronged her, and to obtain his Holiness's pardon. Appendix (The Narrators of the Heptameron).
One would never suspect an obscure book from the Renaissance to be fascinating to today's readers, but as a "Millenial", "The Heptameron" intrigued me. The frame narrative opens on a classic scene and the stories within are scandalous and entertaining.
Even had Marguerite de Navarre not written The Heptameron, the world of letters would be deeply indebted to her .
Even had Marguerite de Navarre not written The Heptameron, the world of letters would be deeply indebted to her for her patronage of Rabelais and his genius novels about the giants Gargantua and Pantagruel. As it is, we owe her even more for her assemblage of a treasury of bawdy tales; a cycle which is consciously modeled upon Boccaccio’s Decameron. More interesting is the author herself, Marguerite, Queen of Navarre (1492-1549) and loving sister of Francis I. Her religious sympathies lay with those trying to reform the church. She used her position to protect those favoring reform in France.
The Heptaméron is a collection of 72 short stories written in French by Marguerite de Navarre (1492–1549), published posthumously in 1558. It has the form of a frame narrative and was inspired by The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio.
Queen Marguerite de Navarre, Author of the Heptameron. This is the story of the Heptameron, an influential book that most people have probably never heard of, and the woman who wrote it. Marguerite de Navarre, Queen and Author. The critic and translator Samuel Putnam called her "The First Modern Woman". An Illustration from the Heptameron. The Heptameron Copied the Decameron, but Achieved Originality. In many ways the Heptameron is not an original work.