The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

The Decameron

byGiovanni Boccaccio

Kobo ebook | January 11, 2013

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The Decameron is a 14th-century medieval allegory by Giovanni Boccaccio, told as a frame story encompassing 100 tales by ten young people. The various tales of love in The Decameron range from the erotic to the tragic. Tales of wit, practical jokes, and life lessons contribute to the mosaic. In addition to its literary import, it documents life in 14th-century Italy. In Italy during the time of the Black Death, a group of seven young women and three young men flee from plague-ridden Florence to a villa, where no one lives, in the countryside of Fiesole for two weeks. To pass the evenings, every member of the party tells a story each night, except for one day per week for chores, and the holy days in which they do no work at all, resulting in ten nights of storytelling over the course of two weeks. Thus, by the end of the fortnight they have told 100 stories.
Title:The DecameronFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 11, 2013Publisher:Lulu.comLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1300311495

ISBN - 13:9781300311492

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