Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio (1313 – 21 December 1375) was an Italian writer, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and an important Renaissance humanist. Boccaccio wrote a number of notable works, including The Decameron and On Famous Women.
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The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio: The Last Five Days Vol. 2 by Giovanni Boccaccio
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1969. 324 pages. No dust jacket. Brown, decorative cloth with gilt lettering. Translated by Richard Alding. Firm binding. Mild foxing, tanning and handling marks with B&W illustrations. Slight bumping to corners with mild rubbing along edges and over surfaces.
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Decameron (Oneworld Classics) by Giovanni Boccaccio
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Decameron 9781841593227 by Giovanni Boccaccio by Giovanni Boccaccio
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The Decameron subtitle Prencipe Galeotto is a collection of 100 novellas by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio probably begun in 1350 and finished in 1353. It is a medieval allegorical work best known for its bawdy tales of love appearing in all its possibilities from the erotic to the tragic. Some believe many parts of the tales are indebted to the influence of The Book of Good Love . Many notable writers such as Chaucer are said to have drawn inspiration from The Decameron .
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The Decameron (Penguin Classics) by Giovanni Boccaccio, George Henry McWilliam
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In the early summer of the year 1348, as a terrible plague ravages the city, ten charming young Florentines take refuge in country villas to tell each other stories - a hundred stories of love, adventure and surprising twists of fortune which later inspired Chaucer, Keats and Shakespeare. While Dante is a stern moralist, Boccaccio has little time for chastity, pokes fun at crafty, hypocritical clerics and celebrates the power of passion to overcome obstacles and social divisions. Like the Divine Comedy, the Decameron is a towering monument of medieval pre-Renaissance literature, and incorporates certain important elements that are not at once apparent to today's readers. In a new introduction to this revised edition, which also includes additional explanatory notes, maps, bibliography and indexes, Professor McWilliam shows us Boccaccio for what he is - one of the world's greatest masters of vivid and exciting prose fiction.
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