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The Decameron

Boccaccio, Giovanni (Book - 2013)
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The Decameron
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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.
Authors: Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375
Uniform Title: Decamerone. English
Title: The decameron
Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton & Company,, 2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: lxxii, 947 pages ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Giovanni Boccaccio ; Translated and with an Introduction by Wayne A. Rebhorn
Summary: 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.
Additional Contributors: Rebhorn, Wayne A. 1943-, Translator
ISBN: 0393069303
9780393069303
Branch Call Number: FICTION BOCCACCIO 2013
Subject Headings: Storytelling Fiction Plague Europe History Fiction
Topical Term: Storytelling
Plague
LCCN: 2013018804
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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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