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Like the exuberant storytellers of Boccaccio's Decameron, the 16th century men and women who narrate the tales of The Heptameron offer a captivating glimpse of their world. They have taken refuge in a Pyrenean abbey and pass the time in a storytelling battle of the sexes. Attributed to the learned sister of Francis I, these tales of murder, adultery, remorse and revenge are presented in an abridged edition of Arthur Machen's 1886 translation. Edited by Stanley Appelbaum.