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Tales from the Decameron (Paperback) (Giovanni Boccaccio)

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Bawdy and moving, hilarious and reflective—these stories offer the very best of Boccaccio'sDecameron in a brilliant, playful new translationIn the early summer of the year 1348, as 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, adventure, and surprising twists of fortune that later inspired Chaucer, Keats, and Shakespeare. Now, 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. Written in an early Florentine dialect and influencing scores of literature that followed, The Decameron is a masterpiece of classical Italian prose.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Number of Pages: 310
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Series Title: Penguin Classics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Giovanni Boccaccio
Language: English
Street Date: May 10, 2016
TCIN: 50613467
UPC: 9780141191331
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-2818
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