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The Decameron
  • Bandtyp: Storpocket
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 200303
  • Antal sidor: 1072
  • Vikt i gram: 724
  • ISBN10:0140449302
  • ISBN13:9780140449303

The Decameron


In the summer of 1348, as the Black Death ravages their city, ten young Florentines take refuge in the countryside...

Taken from the Greek, meaning 'ten-day event', Boccaccio's Decameron sees his characters amuse themselves by each telling a story a day, for the ten days of their confinement - a hundred stories of love and adventure, life and death, 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 that has inspired writers from Chaucer to Shakespeare .

Translated with an introduction by G.H. McWilliam

'McWilliam's finest work, his translation of Boccaccio's Decameron remains one of the most successful and lauded books in the series'

The Times

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