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Tales from the Decameron

Giovanni Boccaccio

Tales from the Decameron

by Giovanni Boccaccio

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Published by Pocket Books in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statemented. and with an introd. by Herbert Alexander. Illus. by Mac Harshberger.
SeriesPocket Books,, 477
ContributionsAlexander, Herbert Mortimer, 1910- ed.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ4272.E5 A33
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 370 p.
Number of Pages370
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6027462M
LC Control Number48002079
OCLC/WorldCa222974

Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio In the early summer of the year , as a terrible plague ravages the city, ten charming young Florentines take refuge in country villas to tell each other stories — a hundred stories of love, adventure and surprising twists of fortune .

of Decameron (Milan: Mursia, ) as a guide. John Payne’s translation of The Decameron was originally published in a private printing for The Villon Society, London, The American edition from which this e-text was prepared is undated. 6. May 10,  · Tales from the Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5().

The Decameron is said to have influenced Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. It also provides insight into the way people lived in the fourteenth century. The title of the work comes from the Greek for “Ten Days.” The tales are told over the course of ten days in the villa. Find Tales From the Decameron by Boccaccio, Giovanni at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.


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About Tales from the Decameron. Bawdy and moving, hilarious and reflective: these stories offer the very best of Boccaccio’s Decameron—the inspiration for the new film The Little Hours—in a brilliant, playful new translation In the early summer of the yearas a terrible plague ravages the city, ten charming young Florentines take refuge in country villas to tell each other stories.

By: Giovanni Boccaccio () Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron is a collection of novellas or short novels written during the 14th century. There are tales contained in the book which is presented together. The book’s title The Decameron combines the two Greek words “deka” meaning ten and “hemera” meaning day.

The title can be literally translated as “ten day,” which 5/5(9). rows · Title. The book's primary title exemplifies Boccaccio's fondness for Greek philology: Author: Giovanni Boccaccio. This article contains summaries and commentaries of the stories within Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron.

Each story of the Decameron begins with a short heading explaining the plot of the story. The J. Rigg translation headings are used in many.

The Decameron (c) 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/5.

This is an excerpt from The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, in which a series of ten tales are told each day for ten days. As I understand it, this excerpt chooses one tale for each of the ten days.

These are incredibly readable, and cleverly constructed little stories/5. Feb 02,  · Tales from the Decameron (Penguin Classics) [Giovanni Boccaccio, Peter Hainsworth] on sunshinesteaming.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Bawdy and moving, hilarious and reflective: these stories offer the very best of Boccaccio's Decameron —the Cited by: 1. The Decameron: Selected Tales - Ebook written by Giovanni Boccaccio.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Decameron: Selected Tales.

Feb 11,  · The Decameron, is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (–). The book is structured as a frame story containing tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which was afflicting the city/5(10).

“The translators have provided a smart and engaging selection of the best tales of the Decameron. Their lively prose translation successfully captures the oral scene of storytelling that is central to the book while still attending to important specifics of Boccaccio’s sunshinesteaming.com: Dover Publications.

Aug 29,  · The various tales of love in The Decameron range from the erotic to the tragic. Tales of wit, practical jokes, and life lessons contribute to the mosaic. In addition to its literary import, it. May 10,  · Bawdy and moving, hilarious and reflective: these stories offer the very best of Boccaccio's Decameron—the inspiration for the new film The Little Hours—in a brilliant, playful new translation In the early summer of the yearas a terrible plague ravages the city, ten charming young Florentines take refuge in country villas to tell each other stories—one hundred stories of love Pages: The The Decameron Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you.

Ten Tales from The Decameron (Penguin Classics) by George Henry McWilliam and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at sunshinesteaming.com The Decameron is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, completed in The Decameron is structured with a frame story containing a hundred tales told by a group of ten young men and women sheltering in a villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which had struck the city.

Oct 14,  · This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. Decameron Summary. It's Florence, Italy,and the Black Death has ravaged the city.

Whole families have died. Neighborhoods are empty. Chaos reigns and the routines of daily life have been abandoned. Tales from the Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio by Giovanni Boccaccio and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at sunshinesteaming.com Title: Tales From the Decameron Author: ISBN: BT7F57K Notes: Obvious wear and tear, may have some damage to the cover, binding or pages, but integrity still intact.

No missing pages or anything that would compromise the reading of the book. Tanning or Seller Rating: % positive. Emulating Petrarch, he became a Latin and Greek scholar and worked vigorously to reintroduce Greek works.

In his middle years Boccaccio wrote (–53) his great secular classic, the Decameron, a collection of witty and occasionally licentious tales set against the somber background of the Black Death.

The tales treat a wide variety of. Decameron, collection of tales by Giovanni Boccaccio, probably composed between and The work is regarded as a masterpiece of classical Italian prose. While romantic in tone and form, it breaks from medieval sensibility in its insistence on the human ability to overcome, even exploit.Mar 01,  · This was required reading for a graduate course in medieval history.

The "Decameron" is a collection of novellas by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, probably begun in and finished in 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/5(5).Here begins the book called Decameron, also entitled Prince Galeotto, containing one hundred tales, told in ten days by seven ladies and three young men.

'Tis human to have compassion upon the unhappy. Much is required of those who are happy, especially if they .