The Decameron

The Decameron

by

Giovanni Boccaccio

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In Filomena’s seventh tale (VII, 7), Madonna Beatrice is the beautiful wife of Egano de’ Galluzzi and the lover of Anichino. Her beauty is so incredible that just descriptions of her are enough to cause Lodovico (Anichino) to fall in love with her sight unseen. In taking Anichino as her lover, she tricks her husband, but she also plays a second, meaner trick when she sets up a scenario in which Anichino can beat Egano for her entertainment.
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Beatrice Character Timeline in The Decameron

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Day 7: Seventh Tale
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...grows up in the French royal household. As a young man, he hears stories about Madonna Beatrice , the incredibly beautiful wife of Bolognese nobleman Egano de’ Galluzzi. Based on her reputation... (full context)
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Taking the name Anichino, he travels to Bologna, where he finds Madonna Beatrice to be even lovelier than reported. He insinuates himself into her household as a servant... (full context)
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When Anichino steals into Madonna Beatrice ’s room and places his hand on her bosom, she takes hold of it and... (full context)
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As frightened as Anichino was previously, he is equally overjoyed to get into bed with Madonna Beatrice now. After a while, she tells him to dress and go to the garden, where... (full context)