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The Decameron

Giovanni Boccaccio


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ISBN: 9780451531735
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Set against the background of the Black Death of 1348, Boccaccio's undisputed masterpiece recaptures both the tragedies and comedies of medieval life and is surely one of the greatest achievements in the history of literature. Revised reissue.
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  • Mass Market Paperback
    $22.33
ISBN: 9780451531735
ANNOTATION:
Set against the background of the Black Death of 1348, Boccaccio's undisputed masterpiece recaptures both the tragedies and comedies of medieval life and is surely one of the greatest achievements in the history of literature. Revised reissue.

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Set against the background of the Black Death of 1348, Boccaccio's undisputed masterpiece recaptures both the tragedies and comedies of medieval life and is surely one of the greatest achievements in the history of literature. Revised reissue.

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Set against the background of the Black Death of 1348, Giovanni Boccaccio's undisputed masterpiece recaptures both the tragedies and comedies of medieval life and is surely one of the greatest achievements in the history of literature.

Author Biography

Although Giovanni Boccaccio was born in France and raised and educated in Naples, where he wrote his first works under the patronage of the French Angevin ruler, Boccaccio always considered himself a Tuscan, like Petrarch and Dante. After Boccaccop returned to Florence in 1340, he witnessed the outbreak of the great plague, or Black Death, in 1348. This provided the setting for his most famous work, the vernacular prose masterpiece Il Decamerone (Decameron) (1353). This collection of 100 short stories, told by 10 Florentines who leave plague-infected Florence for the neighboring hill town of F

Product Details

Author
Giovanni Boccaccio
Short Title
DECAMERON
Publisher
Signet Classics
Language
English
Translator
Mark Musa
ISBN-10
0451531736
ISBN-13
9780451531735
Media
Book
Format
Mass Market Paperback
Audience Age
18-17
Pages
821
Country of Publication
United States
Series
Signet Classics (Hardcover)
Year
2010
Publication Date
2010-12-07
Audience
General/Trade