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Giovanni Boccaccio: The Decameron

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Historical, Classic

The Decameron is a collection of novellas written by Italian author and poet Giovanni Boccaccio in 14th century. The book structured as a frame story including 100 tales told by a group of three young men and seven young women saving from the afflicting city Black Death in a villa outside Florence. The various love tales in The Decameron range from erotic to tragic; also it includes tales of wit, life lessons and practical jokes. In addition to its contribution to literature and widespread influence, it provides a writing of life at the time. Originally was written in Florentine language and is considered to be a masterpeace of classical early Italian literature.

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