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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99
The story presented here dwells on courtly love in the atmosphere of Neapolitan court life. It is the story of Troilus and Cressida. The passion of the lovers and their grief at separation, as well as how these distances become unbridgeable is eloquently described. The story proved to be an inspiration to Chaucer. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 7.98
Ten young Florentines take refuge in the countryside from the Black Death and tell stories to pass the time. From the unfaithful wife who unwittingly eats her lover?s heart to the sly peasant plotting to seduce a whole nunnery, these are tales of lust, adventure and unexpected twists of fate. United by the theme of love, the writings in the Great... more...
- 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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 1.28
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... more...
- 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...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.50
While the Black Death rages through fourteenth-century Florence, a group of young people retreat to the healthful air of the countryside and amuse themselves by telling tales of romance and adventure. This is the premise of Boccaccio's Decameron, a landmark of early Renaissance literature and one of the world's great story collections. Vast in... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 15.98
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... more...