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Selections From The Decameron

Author : Giovanni Boccaccio
ISBN : 1853266183
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A group of young men and women decide to escape to the country from the Black Death which is ravaging their native Florence. To while away their voluntary exile, they resort to story-telling. Many of the tales were straightforward narratives, but some of the stories were saucy and suggestive.

The Decameron

Author : Giovanni Boccaccio
ISBN : 0192836919
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This new translation by Guido Waldman captures the exuberance and variety and tone of Boccaccio's masterpiece.

Tales From The Decameron

Author : Giovanni Boccaccio
ISBN : 9780141927503
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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 and the Pot of Basil' (famously adapted by Keats) and 'Patient Griselda' alongside many boisterous and daring stories featuring faithless wives, philandering priests and curious nuns.

The Decameron Or Ten Days Entertainment Of Boccaccio

Author : Giovanni Boccaccio
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Stories Of Boccaccio The Decameron

Author : Giovanni Boccaccio
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The Decameron Preserved To Posterity

Author : Giovanni Boccaccio
ISBN : UCSC:32106006223736
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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.

Nature And Reason In The Decameron

Author : Robert Alistair Bartley Gordon Hastings
ISBN : 0719012813
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A Rhetoric Of The Decameron

Author : Marilyn Migiel
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"Addressing herself equally to those who argue for proto-feminist Boccaccio - a quasi-liberal champion of women's autonomy - and to those who argue for a positivistically secure, historical Boccaccio who could not possibly anticipate the concerns of the twenty-first century, Migiel challenges readers to pay attention to Boccaccio's language, to his pronouns, his passives, his patterns of repetition, and his figurative language. She argues that human experience, particularly in the sexual realm, is articulated differently by the Decameron's male and female narrators, and refutes the notion that the Decameron offers an undifferentiated celebration of Eros. Ultimately, Migiel contends, the stories of the Decameron suggest that as women become more empowered, the limitations on them, including the threat of violence, become more insistent."--Jacket.

The Decameron

Author : Carmelo Gariano
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"The Decameron consists of one hundred tales--ten tales told over ten days by ten storytellers, three noblemen and seven ladies. The structure of the work is distinctly medieval by virtue of its allegorical numerology and elaborate architecture, which finds its counterpart in the Gothic cathedral; its scathing and hilarious depictions of a corrupt clergy; and its idealization of women. However, Boccaccio's attitude towards love--the right true end being pleasurable and guiltless consummation--is much closer to the Renaissance viewpoint.In addition to the stories is a lengthy introduction in which Boccaccio describes the 'brief unpleasantness' necessitating the geographical wanderings and narrative adventures of the ten storytellers, the outbreak of bubonic plague in Florence in 1348." -- Text from.

The Decameron

Author : Giovanni Boccaccio
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The Decameron, written by legendary author Giovanni Boccaccio is widely considered to be one of the greatest books of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, The Decameron is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Giovanni Boccaccio is highly recommended. Published by Classic Books International and beautifully produced, The Decameron would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.

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