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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments The Heptameron, Marguerite de Navarre, translated from French by P. A. Chilton, 1558, France, SHORT STORIES

"...The Heptameron, which has parallels to both Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Boccacio's Decameron presents some seventy very short stories told by five gentlemen and five lady travelers who find themselves stranded in an abbey. Proposed as an edifying method of passing time, the storytelling—as well as the conversations that follow each one—rapidly (d)evolves into an all-out verbal battle between the sexes..."

(E.B., p. 354)

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