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November 4, 2011 | History

Decamerone

Cover of: Decamerone by Giovanni Boccaccio
About the Book

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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November 4, 2011 Edited by EdwardBot remove 'in fiction' subjects
October 25, 2010 Edited by Alan Millar Added new cover
June 18, 2010 Edited by ImportBot add details from OverDrive
May 11, 2010 Edited by EdwardBot add Accessible book tag
December 10, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page