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978-0-19-282712-8 / 019282712X

The Decameron (The World's Classics)

by Boccaccio, Giovanni

Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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The Decameron (c.1351) is an entertaining series of one hundred stories written in the wake of the Black Death. The stories are told in a country villa outside the city of Florence by ten young noble men and women who are seeking to escape the ravages of the plague. Boccaccio's skill as a dramatist is masterfully displayed in these vivid portraits of people from all stations in life, with plots that revel in a bewildering variety of human reactions.

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