Tales from the Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio by Giovanni Boccaccio

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Statementtranslated by Richard Aldington.
ContributionsAldington, Richard, 1892-1962.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ4272.E5 A31x
The Physical Object
Pagination378 p.
Number of Pages378
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19878526M

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The tales are set inthe year of the Black Death. Florence is a dying, corrupt city, described plainly in all of its horrors.

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The Decameron () About book: In the 14th century in Europe, during the devastating times of the Black Death, a group of young Florentines - seven women and three men - decide to flee to seek shelter and escape from the plague in a villa outside of the city of Florence.

This is the basic frame used by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio to tell us one hundred tales of life, love and fortune. Bawdy and moving, hilarious and reflective - these stories offer the very best of Boccaccio's Decameron in a brilliant, playful new translation.

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