DecameronBook - 2009
J. G. Nichols's new translation, faithful to the original but rendered in eminently readable modern English, captures the timeless humor of one of the great classics of European literature.
A brilliant new translation of the work that Herman Hesse called "the first great masterpiece of European storytelling."
From Library Staff
In the summer of 1348, with the plague ravaging Florence, ten young men and women take refuge in the countryside, where they entertain themselves with tales of love, death, and corruption, featuring a host of characters, from lascivious clergymen and mad kings to devious lovers and false miracle-... Read More »
Similar to the format of Chaucer's' "The Canterbury Tales," "Decameron" is a story set during the infamous Black Death, as it ravages Florence during the summer of 1348. Ten young men and women take refuge in the countryside, where they distract themselves with incredible stor... Read More »