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Decameron

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ISBN-10: 3842434588

ISBN-13: 9783842434585

Edition: N/A

Authors: Giovanni Boccaccio

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List price: $29.99
Publisher: Tredition GmbH
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 5.06" wide x 7.81" long x 0.78" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Although Giovanni Boccaccio was born in France and raised and educated in Naples, where he wrote his first works under the patronage of the French Angevin ruler, Boccaccio always considered himself a Tuscan, like Petrarch and Dante. After Boccaccio returned to Florence in 1340, he witnessed the outbreak of the great plague, or Black Death, in 1348. This provided the setting for his most famous work, the vernacular prose masterpiece Il Decamerone (Decameron) (1353). This collection of 100 short stories, told by 10 Florentines who leave plague-infected Florence for the neighboring hill town of Fiesole, is clear evidence of the beginning of the Renaissance in Italy. The highly finished work…