Ten tales from the DECAMERON.
London, Penguin Books, 1995. Penguin 60s Classics. Paperback, 13,5cmx10cm, Good copy. The cover shows a detail from a 'cassone' with scenes from the 'Decameron', School of Giovanni Toscani. 'Ten tales of love and laughter'. Translated by G. H. McWilliam. Boccaccio's 'Decameron is a monumental work of medieval pre-Renaissance literature, When ten young Florentines take refuge outside their plague-ridden city they entertain themselves by telling each other stories. This selection contains one tale from each day and is a perfect demonstration of why it has been called the 'human comedy' in contrast to Dante's 'Divine Comedy'. Bawdy, outrageous, sometimes tragic or wise, these stories offer a tremendously entertaining view of society, religion and, above all, human nature. 85 pag.
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