The Decameron

Boccaccio, Giovanni

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 5 stars out of 5.
The Decameron
Ten young Florentines flee the Black Death of 1348 by escaping to a country villa overlooking the city. There they spend ten days telling each other stories--one hundred in all. Their stories run the gamut of medieval genres--romance, tragedy, comedy, and farce--and are rich with wit, earthiness, and even bawdy irreverence.

Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton & Company,, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0393069303
Branch Call Number: FICTION BOCCACCIO 2013
Characteristics: lxxii, 947 pages ;,25 cm
Additional Contributors: Rebhorn, Wayne A. 1943-Translator


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(ca. 1353) "The Decameron is an entertaining series of one hundred stories written in the wake of the Black Death. The stories are told in a country villa outside the city of Florence by ten young noble men and women who are seeking to escape the ravages of the plague. Boccaccio's skill as a... Read More »

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