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The decameron

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio; Wayne A Rebhorn
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Revised for the seven hundredth anniversary of the author's birth, this tale of medieval Italian life details how ten young Florentines retreat to the countryside to escape the plague-infested city and entertain themselves by telling stories.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giovanni Boccaccio; Wayne A Rebhorn
ISBN: 9780393069303 0393069303
OCLC Number: 957252089
Notes: Traduction de : Decamerone.
Awards: Winner of Literary Award (Translation) 2014
Description: lxxii, 947 pages ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Decamerone.
Responsibility: Giovanni Boccaccio ; Translated and with an Introduction by Wayne A. Rebhorn.

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"Celebrated in the Renaissance as the foremost stylist of Italian prose, Boccaccio has seldom met his match in English translation...Wayne Rebhorn's fluid and dynamic rendition hits the mark on every  Read more...

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"A thoughtful piece of work... . This is the version [of The Decameron] I would recommend." -- Joan Acocella - The New Yorker "Ser Cepparello, Andreuccio, and Calandrino have never come across so Read more...

 
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