The Decameron

The Decameron

Book - 1972
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The Decameron (c.1351) 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 adramatist is masterfully displayed in these vivid portraits of people from all stations in life, with plots that revel in a bewildering variety of human reactions.
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1972
ISBN: 9780140442694
0140442693
Characteristics: 833 p.,19 cm
Additional Contributors: McWilliam, George Henry

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