Interlude (Not Part of Captain Cox’s list) “The Palace of Pleasure”

PEDIGREE:     This is a collection of stories translated into English by sixteenth-century “Clarke of the Ordinaunce and Armarie”, William Painter.       The first printing of volume one was, according to its colophon, 1566.       There are two volumes, or “Tomes”.       These tomes were transcribed, in three volumes, in the nineteenth century by Joseph Haslewood.

SYNOPSIS:     Volume I   contains sixty-six stories, and Volume II contains thirty-five.      Familiar titles which “jumped” out at me while scanning the contents included “The Rape of Lucrece”,    “Coriolanus”,  “Timon of Athens”,   “The Three Rings”, “The Duchess of Malfi” , and “Romeo and Juliet”.

AVAILABILITY:    
Volume I  is at Project Gutenberg :     http://www.gutenberg.org/files/20241/20241-h/20241-h.htm

Volumes II and III are at Internet Archive:

http://archive.org/details/cu31924063497113

 

http://archive.org/details/palaceofpleasure03painuoft

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: