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The Decameron (Oxford World's Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

For many centuries, Aristotle's Physics was the essential starting point for anyone who wished to study the natural sciences. Now, in the first translation into English since 1930, Aristotle's thought is presented accurately, with a lucid introduction and extensive notes to explain the general structure of eac section of the book, and shed light on particular problems. It simplifies and expands the style of the original, making for easier reading and better comprehension.

Synopsis:

This translation seeks to capture the exuberance, variety and tone of Boccaccio's masterpiece.

Synopsis:

The Decameron (c.1351) is an entertaining series of one hundred stories written in the wake of the Black Death. The stories are told in a country villa outside the city of Florence by ten young noble men and women who are seeking to escape the ravages of the plague. Boccaccio's skill as a dramatist is masterfully displayed in these vivid portraits of people from all stations in life, with plots that revel in a bewildering variety of human reactions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192836915
Editor:
Usher, Jonathan
Translator:
Waldman, Guido
Translator:
Waldman, Guido
Author:
null, Guido
Author:
Waldman, Guido
Author:
null, Giovanni
Author:
Boccaccio, Giovanni
Author:
null, Jonathan
Author:
Usher, Jonathan
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Storytelling
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Italy
Subject:
Italian
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Paperback
Series Volume:
1998-206861
Publication Date:
19990318
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
5.1 x 7.5 x 1.4 in 1.106 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Italian Medieval and Renaissance

The Decameron (Oxford World's Classics)
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Product details 752 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780192836915 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This translation seeks to capture the exuberance, variety and tone of Boccaccio's masterpiece.
"Synopsis" by , The Decameron (c.1351) is an entertaining series of one hundred stories written in the wake of the Black Death. The stories are told in a country villa outside the city of Florence by ten young noble men and women who are seeking to escape the ravages of the plague. Boccaccio's skill as a dramatist is masterfully displayed in these vivid portraits of people from all stations in life, with plots that revel in a bewildering variety of human reactions.
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