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The Decameron free pdf 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.

About Giovanni Boccaccio

Boccaccio (1313-1375) was an Italian writer of both verse and prose. He wrote The Decameron over a period of ten years, and is also the author of Teseide and Filostrato. G H McWilliam was the first Professor of Italian at Leicester University.He has also translated Verga's Cavalleria Rusticana for Penguin Classics

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Author : Giovanni Boccaccio
Publisher : Penguin Classics
Data Published : 27 March 2003
ISBN : 0140449302
EAN : 9780140449303
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 1072 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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