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ISBN-10: 0307271714
ISBN-13: 9780307271716
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 09/01/2009
Dimensions: 8.24" L, 5.28" W, 1.49" H

Decameron: Translated and Introducted by J. G. Nichols

Translator: J G Nichols
Introduction by: J G Nichols

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Overview

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.

J. G. Nichols’s new translation, faithful to the original but rendered in eminently readable modern English, captures the timeless humor of one of the great classics of European literature.

Named after the Greek for “ten days,” Boccaccio’s book of stories draws on ancient mythology, contemporary history, and everyday life, and has influenced the work of myriad writers who came after him.

A brilliant new translation of the work that Herman Hesse called “the first great masterpiece of European storytelling.”

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Details

ISBN-10: 0307271714
ISBN-13: 9780307271716
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 09/01/2009
Dimensions: 8.24" L, 5.28" W, 1.49" H
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