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The Decameron
     

The Decameron

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by Giovanni Boccaccio
 

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The Decameron, also known as the Prince Galahalt, is a classic piece of historical literature written by Giovanni Boccaccio and first published in 1353. In the summer of 1348, with the plague ravaging Florence, ten young men and women take refuge in the countryside, where they entertain themselves with tales of love, death, and corruption, featuring a host of

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The Decameron, also known as the Prince Galahalt, is a classic piece of historical literature written by Giovanni Boccaccio and first published in 1353. In the summer of 1348, with the plague ravaging Florence, ten young men and women take refuge in the countryside, where they entertain themselves with tales of love, death, and corruption, featuring a host of characters, from lascivious clergymen and mad kings to devious lovers and false miracle-makers. Named after the Greek for “ten days,” Boccaccio’s book of stories draws on ancient mythology, contemporary history, and everyday life, and has influenced the work of myriad writers who came after him.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013395657
Publisher:
United Holdings Group
Publication date:
09/21/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
813 KB

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The Decameron 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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Reminded me a bit of Spoon River Anthology. Very vivid, interesting portrayals of a wide cross-section of humanity in a very difficult historical period. It almost reads like a census forum of sorts. Very interesting.
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We read some in school and I was intrigued, but this is a really bad version. Its really confusing to read and not worth getting.