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Classics/modern classics > Decameron - English version

Classics/modern classics Decameron - English version

  • By Giovanni Boccaccio
  • Price: £4.99
  • ISBN: 9781847494122
  • Availability: Out of stock - expected on 01/11/2021 if you order today

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In the summer of 1348, the plague ravages Florence, and ten young Florentines take refuge in the countryside, where they entertain themselves with tales of love, death and corruption, featuring a host of colourful characters, from lascivious clergymen and mad kings to devious lovers and false miracle-makers. Named after the Greek for "ten days", Boccaccio's book of stories draws on ancient mythology, contemporary events and everyday life, leaving an indelible mark on the works of future writers such as Chaucer and Shakespeare. J.G.

Nichols's new translation stays as faithful to the original as possible while being written in a clear and eminently modern English, capturing the timeless humour of one of the great classics of world literature.

Title details

Series Classics/modern classics Title Decameron - English version
Subject Italian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date April 2015 Authors Giovanni Boccaccio
Binding Paperback Pages 660
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 531
ESB Code 55547 ISBN 9781847494122
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 01/11/2021 if you order today
  Price £4.99

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