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- 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; Not Available
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...
- 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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available
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...
- Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 1.99
The Decameron, also called Prince Galehaut, is a 14th-century medieval allegory by Giovanni Boccaccio, told as a frame story encompassing 100 tales by ten young people. The book's primary title exemplifies Boccaccio's fondness for Greek philology: Decameron combines two Greek words, Greek: dČka ("ten") and (Greek: hemČra ("day"), to form a term... more...