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Tales from the Decameron

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio; Richard Aldington
Publisher: Chicago : Puritan, [1930]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375.
Tales from the Decameron.
Chicago : Puritan, [1930]
(OCoLC)892031193
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giovanni Boccaccio; Richard Aldington
OCLC Number: 12245612
Description: 378 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Decamerone.
Decameron
Responsibility: Giovanni Boccaccio ; translated by Richard Aldington.

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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.

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