The Decameron

CD - unabridged
Audio (24 discs)
Product Number: DD35377
Released: Nov 10, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781781980705
Please log in to view pricing

Description

A complete edition of the hilarious, bawdy, irreverent masterpiece of medieval Italy-and the inspiration for the film The Little Hours-in an acclaimed translation In the summer of 1348, as the Black Death ravages their city, ten young Florentines take refuge in the countryside. They amuse themselves by each telling a story a day for the ten days they are destined to remain there-a hundred stories of love, adventure and surprising twists of fate. Less preoccupied with abstract concepts of morality or religion than with earthly values, the tales range from the bawdy Peronella hiding her lover in a tub to Ser Cepperello, who, despite his unholy effrontery, becomes a Saint. The result is a towering monument of European literature and a masterpiece of imaginative narrative. This is the second edition of G. H. McWilliam's acclaimed translation of The Decameron. His introduction illuminates the worlds of Boccaccio and of his storytellers, showing Boccaccio as a master of vivid and exciting prose fiction.

x-large
Author(s): Giovanni Boccaccio
Genre: Classics

Bundle:

Please login to view pricing, or register now
The Decameron
Product Number: BX00068808
Product Number:Z100107840
Product Number:DD35377

All formats/editions

eAudio
x-large
Author(s): Giovanni Boccaccio
Narrator(s): Frederick Davidson
Product Number Z100094898
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483077970
x-large
Author(s): Giovanni Boccaccio
Genre: Classics
Product Number Z100107840
Released: Sep 11, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781781980712

Sign up for our email newsletter