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In Medieval Italy, seven young women and three young men flee plague-ridden Florence for the countryside, where, over the course of ten carefree days, each tells ten stories of intrigue and romance-100 tales in all. First published in the 1300s, these lusty tales are still as entertaining and diverting as they were during the Middle Ages. Here noblemen and ladies, peasants and princesses, cavort together in a magnificent collection of timeless tales brimming with life and love. The Decameron is a big book, and most publishers try to pack it into small newsprint pages with tiny, nearly unreadable type. This edition, on the other hand, has been newly designed and printed on large-format, high-quality paper with easy-to-read type, making it a deluxe volume at a still-reasonable price.
The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio: 100 Timeless Tales for the Solace of Ladies in Love based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This translation is very "olde world" . Much too difficult to get into. I enjoy shaspearean English, but this is just too much. Looking for a modern translation next time.