The Decameron

By Giovanni Boccaccio


The Decameron (c.1351) is an entertaining series of one hundred stories written in the wake of the Black Death. The stories are told in a country villa outside the city of Florence by ten young noble men and women who are seeking to escape the ravages of the plague. Boccaccio’s skill as a dramatist is masterfully displayed in these vivid portraits …


Type: Books
Genre: Fiction

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If you're looking for the perfect quarantine read, there's no better book than that classic and hilarious work of plague literature, Boccaccio's Decameron.