The Decameron

The Decameron

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The Decameron is a medieval fiction written by Giovanni Boccaccio in the 14th century. It contains 100 tales of love and adventure told from the point of view of 10 men inside a city ravaged by the deadly Black Death.

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What the community says about The Decameron

  • Marilyn Hayes
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This is a classic book, it is a great collection of stories. Highly recommend."
  • Joseph Collins
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "A totally excellent work of fiction which ties into history and the plague. I really enjoyed the setting and the writing and the different stories which people went through at the time. I liked how it puts you in a different time frame and setting and does a good job at it."
  • James Spencer
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "A very classic book with many great plots to it actually, many different twists and turns that will keep you turning to the next page. "
  • Rakesh Khan
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "This book is one of the rarest books you can read, i would say that i am lucky that i had the possibility to read this book, It has all the version of love and after reading it i am sure that people will love more, because it is the most important thing to do in life. "
  • Julia Freeman
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I was looking for a good picaresque novel and my book club recommended The Decameron. It is a beautifully written medieval fiction by Giovanni Boccaccio that is based in the 14th century. The book illustrates the meaning of love and adventure that can be seen from a totally different perspective. "
  • Jordan Hudson
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This compendium of around 100 stories from the period, it is lauded as a basis for Italian literature in general is well deserved. This is the "best" as advertised."
    Joshua Howard
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Such a good book! I love that there are different stories going on from different points of view which make it original than other books."
  • Bruce Hall
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "So how would we know that this is the best book by an Italian author. Just because it is so old does that automatically make it the best books I am not sure about that."
  • Bryan Diaz
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "If you are interested in Medieval times in Italy, then The Decameron is the one for you. The erotica and the historical things will not bother you a lot if you are not interested in them. A different, nice book for you if you are trying to change your reading habits."

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