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  • The Decameronby Giovanni Boccaccio

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99

    In this collection of tales, Boccaccio has presented an assortment of emotions and experiences. The work is a testament to the creative abilities of its author. Some tales satirize the church; others picturesquely depict diverse incidents in a true-to-life manner. Engrossing! more...

  • Decameronby Giovanni Boccaccio

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Decameron 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. Many notable writers such as Chaucer are said to have drawn inspiration from The... more...

  • The Most Pleasant and Delectable Questions of Loveby Giovanni Boccaccio

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    Riveting questions about love and all the finer emotions thereof are presented in the book. Each question is followed by a love story and a debate upon it. The stories are judged by the “Queen of love”. Engrossing! more...

  • Mrs Rosie and the Priestby Giovanni Boccaccio

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 2.80

    Four hilarious and provocative stories from Boccaccio's Decameron , featuring cuckolded husbands, cross-dressing wives and very bad priests. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries.... more...

  • The Decameronby Giovanni Boccaccio; Bob Blaisdell

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.50

    A group of escapees from plague-ridden Florence pass the time by telling tales of romance in this landmark of medieval literature. Features 25 of the original 100 stories. J. M. Rigg translation. more...

  • Tales from the Decameronby Giovanni Boccaccio; Peter Hainsworth

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.09

    Bawdy and moving, hilarious and reflective - these stories offer the very best of Boccaccio's Decameron in a brilliant, playful new translation. This hugely enjoyable volume collects the best stories of Boccaccio's masterwork in a fresh, accessible new translation by Peter Hainsworth. It includes such celebrated, thought-provoking tales as 'Isabella... more...

  • The Decameronby Giovanni Boccaccio; J. M. Rigg

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    Inspired by the Black Plague that devastated Europe in the mid-1300s, Boccaccio's collection of tales is an enormously influential literary masterpiece with a sly humor and irreverence that will appeal to modern readers. In the hopes of avoiding the plague, a group of ten wealthy young men and women decamp to a country villa on the outskirts of... more...

  • Decameronby Giovanni Boccaccio; J.G. Nichols

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    In the summer of 1348, with the plague ravaging Florence, ten young men and women take refuge in the countryside, where they entertain themselves with tales of love, death, and corruption, featuring a host of characters, from lascivious clergymen and mad kings to devious lovers and false miracle-makers. Named after the Greek for ?ten days,? Boccaccio?s... more...

  • The Decameronby Giovanni Boccaccio; G. H. McWilliam; G. H. McWilliam

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 13.52

    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... more...

  • The Decameronby Giovanni Boccaccio

    Digireads.com Publishing 2004; US$ 3.49

    One hundred linked tales of medeival times set against the backdrop of the Bubonic Plague of the 14th century. more...