DECAMERON

Author:
Giovanni Boccaccio
Publisher:
PENG/RAND
ISBN:
9780140449303
Publication Date:
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Format:
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Item Location:
MODERNLANGUAGE
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$36.59

DECAMERON

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In the summer of 1348, as the "Black Death" ravages their city, ten young Florentines take refuge in the countryside. In this title, the characters amuse themselves by each telling a story a day, for the ten days of their confinement - a hundred stories of love and adventure.
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"McWilliam's finest work, [his] translation of Boccaccio's Decameron remains one of the most successful and lauded books in the series." --The Times (London)
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Boccaccio (1313-1375) was an Italian writer of both verse and prose. He wrote The Decameron over a period of ten years, and is also the author of Teseide and Filostrato. G H McWilliam was the first Professor of Italian at Leicester University.He has also translated Verga's Cavalleria Rusticana for Penguin Classics
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In the summer of 1348, as the Black Death ravages their city, ten young Florentines take refuge in the countryside. They amuse themselves by each telling a story a day for the ten days they are destined to remain there - a hundred stories of love, adventure and surprising twists of fate. Less preoccupied with abstract concepts of morality or religion than earthly values, the tales range from the bawdy Peronella hiding her lover in a tub to Ser Cepperallo, who, despite his unholy effrontery, becomes a Saint. The result is a towering monument of European literature and a masterpiece of imaginative narrative.
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