The Decameron

Product Number: WEB73372
Released: 25 Jun, 2003
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 36 Circs
ISBN: #9780141921570
Publisher: Penguin
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Description

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.

Genre: Classics
Original Publish Date: 25 Jun, 2003

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