Tales of Firenzuola
The Tales "were written in 1523-24 on the Boccaccian premise of a 'lieta brigata' of young ladies and gentlemen gathered in a Tuscan villa to tell each other, in turn, stories dealing with love, fortune, fate, virtu....The stories themselves, in their variety and immediacy, offer an insight into sixteenth-century Italian society and its concerns. As such the edition can be a useful tool in undergraduate classes on Renaissance culture, offering an opportunity for pleasant readings and instructive discussions.
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