Decameron

Posted by Barabal on Monday, April 13. 2020 in Decameron

The Decameron

The Decameron, subtitled Prince Galehaut and sometimes nicknamed l'Umana commedia, is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio. The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which was afflicting the city. (Wikipedia)

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio
Original title: Decamerone
Translator: John Payne, Richard Aldington, James McMullen Rigg, Mark Musa, Peter Bondanella, others


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