The Decameron

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  • Giovanni Boccaccio
  • Author:  Giovanni Boccaccio
  • Collection:  "Peaks" Collection
  • Year: 12-01-2015
  • Translator from Italian: Nikola Ivanov, Dragomir Petrov
  • Availability:  Out Of Stock
  • Product Code:  1457-01
  • SKU: 05.0089
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-567-6
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The year is 1348. The Black Death has begun to ravage Europe. Ten young Florentines―seven women and three men―escape the plague-infested city and retreat to the countryside around Fiesole. At their leisure in this isolated and bucolic setting, they spend ten days telling each other stories―tales of romance, tragedy, comedy, and farce―one hundred in all. The result, called by one critic the greatest short story collection of all time" (Leonard Barkan, Princeton University) is a rich and entertaining celebration of the medley of medieval life.

Witty, earthy, and filled with bawdy irreverence, the one hundred stories of The Decameron offer more than simple escapism; they are also a life-affirming balm for trying times. The Decameron is a joyously comic book that has earned its place in world literature not just because it makes us laugh, but more importantly because it shows us how essential laughter is to the human condition.

An extensive introduction provides useful details about Boccaccio's historical and cultural milieu, the themes and particularities of the text, and the lines of influence flowing into and out of this towering monument of world literature.

About the Author

Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375) was an Italian writer, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and an important Renaissance humanist. Boccaccio wrote a number of notable works, including The Decameron and On ... Read more

Tags: Classics

Year 12-01-2015
Translator from Italian: Nikola Ivanov, Dragomir Petrov
Pages 712
Size 170/240 mm
Weight 1.33 kg
Collection Колекция "Върхове"
Cover Type Hardcover
Genre Classics
Николета 28/07/2022

Здравейте! Идеята за колекцията е страхотна! Изданието е изпипано относно графика и оформление, но са допуснати множество печатни грешки, които дразнят и разсейват при прочита на книгата!

Pros: Добро оформление, графика и изображения!

Cons: Печатни грешки!

Слав Б. 10/12/2018

Здравейте! Едно голямо БЛАГОДАРЯ на издателството за тази велика книга в колекция Върхове!

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