Originally published in 1986, this translated version of Giovanni Boccaccio's Il Filostrato is of particular interest as the principal source for Chaucer's great work, the Troilus. This edition includes the original Italian alongside the translation, so that even the English reader with no knowledge of Italian will be able to make out a good deal of the original assisted by a close translation.
Introduction. 1. The Development of the Troilus Story. 2. The Relation of the Filostrato to Boccaccio’s Life and Works. 3. The Conception of Love in the Filostrato. 4. The Filostrato and English Literature. Text and Translation of the Filostrato. 1. Proem. 2. Part One. 3. Part Two. 4. Part Three. 5. Part Four. 6. Part Five. 7. Part Six. 8. Part Seven. 9. Part Eight. 10. Part Nine.
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