The decameron
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New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.
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First edition.
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lxxii, 947 pages ; 25 cm.
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Main
Fiction Boccaccio, G
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Ten young Florentines flee the Black Death of 1348 by escaping to a country villa overlooking the city. There they spend ten days telling each other one hundred stories. Their stories run the gamut of medieval genres--romance, tragedy, comedy and farce--and are rich with wit, earthiness and even bawdy irreverence.Boccaccio's reputation as one of the world's greatest authors rests entirely on this singular, overflowing work. A tribute to the essential power of storytelling and laughter, even in the most trying times, The Decameron has been a source and inspiration for countless other storytellers over the centuries. Published on the 700th anniversary of Boccaccio's birth, Wayne A. Rebhorn's Decameron now speaks to us directly in a "lively, contemporary... English" (Stephen Greenblatt).

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Street Date:
1309.
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9780393069303 (hardcover), 0393069303 (hardcover)

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Includes bibliographical references.
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Revised for the seven hundredth anniversary of the author's birth, this tale of medieval Italian life details how ten young Florentines retreat to the countryside to escape the plague-infested city and entertain themselves by telling stories.
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Boccaccio, G., & Rebhorn, W. A. (2013). The decameron. First edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375 and Wayne A. Rebhorn. 2013. The Decameron. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

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Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375 and Wayne A. Rebhorn, The Decameron. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.

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Boccaccio, Giovanni, and Wayne A. Rebhorn. The Decameron. First edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2013. Print.

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