The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

The Decameron

by Giovanni Boccaccio

Translated by George Henry McWilliam
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Description
The Decameron (c.1351) is an entertaining series of one hundred stories written in the wake of the Black Death. The stories are told in a country villa outside the city of Florence by ten young noble men and women who are seeking to escape the ravages of the plague. Boccaccio's skill as a
dramatist is masterfully displayed in these vivid portraits of people from all stations in life, with plots that revel in a bewildering variety of human reactions.
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