The decameron

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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. J. G. Nichols's new translation, faithful to the original but rendered in eminently readable modern English, captures the timeless humor of one of the great classics of European literature. A brilliant new translation of the work that Herman Hesse called "the first great masterpiece of European storytelling."
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Grouping Title decameron
Grouping Author boccaccio giovanni
Grouping Category book
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auth_author2 Rebhorn, Wayne A., 1943-
author Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375.
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display_description Revised for the seven hundredth anniversary of the author's birth, this tale of medieval Italian life details how ten young Florentines retreat to the countryside to escape the plague-infested city and entertain themselves by telling stories.
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publishDate 2010, 2013
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subject_facet Plague -- Europe -- History -- Fiction, Storytelling -- Fiction
title_display The decameron
title_full Decameron, The decameron / Giovanni Boccaccio ; translated and with an introduction by Wayne A. Rebhorn
title_short The decameron
topic_facet Classic Literature, Fiction, History, Literature, Plague, Short Stories, Storytelling