Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

"Decameron" is a collection of 100 stories 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. The tales, which range from the erotic to the tragic, the hilarious to the instructional, are embedded in a rich framework narrative that provides a detailed portrait of the society of the Italian Renaissance.

The 207th greatest book of all time


Published
1353
Nationality
Italian
Type
Fiction
Pages
800-1000
Words
100,000
Original Language
Italian

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