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Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio

 Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio was a writer and poet. The son of a Tuscan merchant and an unknown woman, he was born in 1313. He spent his early years in Florence before moving to Naples where he met the woman who he immortalised as "Fiammetta". His early works include the poem "Filostrato" and the allegorical "Amorosa visione". In 1350 he met Petrarch, who became a friend and had a great influence on his work. Between 1348 and 1352 Boccaccio wrote the "Decameron", for which he is most famous. This secular classic is a collection of 100 tales which are set against the background of the Black Death. He was influential in raising the status of vernacular literature, and was also closely involved in Renaissance humanism. His last years were troubled by illnesses, and he died in Certaldo in 1375.

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Italian : Graded Readers

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Teen ELI Readers - Italian

These colourful readers offer a mixture of adapted classics, specially-written stories as well as a selection of non-fiction titles. Each book comes with an audio recording of the text, read by a nati...


048861 Decameron - novelle scelte + downloadable audio £8.95


Letture Graduate per Stranieri

A series of well-known works of Italian literature have been simplified and supported by footnotes and illustrations to aid comprehension and to help make learning vocabulary easier. There are also a ...


032501 Federigo e il suo falcone £11.50
032500 Frate Cipolla e la penna dell'arcangelo Gabriele £11.50
032502 Madonna Filippa/Melchisedech e il Saladino £7.65

Italian : Accessible Original Literature

Ages 11-18


A beautifully illustrated series of classic and contemporary literature from Italy and around the world. These books are ideal for youngsters with first or second language Italian, but are also suitab...


044160 Decameron. Novelle scelte £8.85

Italian : CDs/audiobooks


035830 Decamerone antologia vol 1 £17.50

Italian : Commentaries

035986 Decameron study guide £18.99

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Penguin Little Black Classics

A collection of classic titles to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Penguin Books....


055260 Mrs Rosie and the Priest £0.90
055547 Decameron - English version £4.99
055892 Tales from the Decameron £9.99
055153 The Decameron £11.99
055449 The Decameron £11.99
039478 Decameron £21.75
155008 Decameron £10.75
031778 Decameron vol I e II £23.75
048615 Elegia di Madonna Fiammetta - Corbaccio £12.50
037563 Filostrato £10.95
037756 Il corbaccio £10.95
037974 Ninfale fiesolano £12.50

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