The Decameron

The Decameron

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
Set against the backdrop of the fourteenth-century Black Death, an anthology of one hundred interlinked tales presents a variety of works recounted by the citizens of Florence--nobles, knights, abbots, nuns, doctors, philosophers, students, peasants, pilgrims, thieves, and others--who have fled the city to escape the plague.

Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 1995
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780140446296
Branch Call Number: F BOC
Characteristics: cli, 909 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: McWilliam, G. H. (George Henry)


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Nov 21, 2015

The Decameron is a classic. If you like reading good, old stories, you may like this book. Some of the stories are very, very interesting. Some may be boring to some people. This book is divided into 10 days with 10 stories each day. The story was originally written in Italian. So, be reminded that this book is an English translation. The translation was done pretty well. If you like reading old, short stories, this book is a good read.


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