The Decameron Paperback / softback
Ten young Florentines flee the Black Death of 1348 by escaping to a country villa overlooking the city.
There they spend ten days telling each other one hundred stories.
Their stories run the gamut of medieval genres-romance, tragedy, comedy and farce-and are rich with wit, earthiness and even bawdy irreverence. Boccaccio's reputation as one of the world's greatest authors rests entirely on this singular, overflowing work.
A tribute to the essential power of storytelling and laughter, even in the most trying times, The Decameron has been a source and inspiration for countless other storytellers over the centuries.
Published on the 700th anniversary of Boccaccio's birth, Wayne A.
Rebhorn's Decameron now speaks to us directly in a "lively, contemporary...
English" (Stephen Greenblatt).
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 1024 pages
- Publisher: WW Norton & Co
- Publication Date: 08/12/2014
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780393350265
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