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The decameron

Author: Carmelo Gariano; Giovanni Boccaccio
Publisher: Potomac, Md. : Scripta Humanistica, ©1986.
Series: Scripta Humanistica (Series), 28.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Decameron consists of one hundred tales--ten tales told over ten days by ten storytellers, three noblemen and seven ladies. The structure of the work is distinctly medieval by virtue of its allegorical numerology and elaborate architecture, which finds its counterpart in the Gothic cathedral; its scathing and hilarious depictions of a corrupt clergy; and its idealization of women. However, Boccaccio’s attitude  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Frame stories
Allegories
Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gariano, Carmelo.
Decameron.
Potomac, Md. : Scripta Humanistica, ©1986
(OCoLC)568456829
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carmelo Gariano; Giovanni Boccaccio
ISBN: 091637937X : 9780916379377
OCLC Number: 13822139
Description: 241 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Scripta Humanistica (Series), 28.
Responsibility: Giovanni Boccaccio ; an English adaptation by C. Gariano.
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"The Decameron consists of one hundred tales--ten tales told over ten days by ten storytellers, three noblemen and seven ladies. The structure of the work is distinctly medieval by virtue of its allegorical numerology and elaborate architecture, which finds its counterpart in the Gothic cathedral; its scathing and hilarious depictions of a corrupt clergy; and its idealization of women. However, Boccaccio’s attitude towards love--the right true end being pleasurable and guiltless consummation--is much closer to the Renaissance viewpoint.In addition to the stories is a lengthy introduction in which Boccaccio describes the 'brief unpleasantness' necessitating the geographical wanderings and narrative adventures of the ten storytellers, the outbreak of bubonic plague in Florence in 1348." -- Text from.

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