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Publisher Comments:

A brilliant new translation of the work that Herman Hesse called “the first great masterpiece of European storytelling.”

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-makers. Named after the Greek for “ten days,” Boccaccio’s book of stories draws on ancient mythology, contemporary history, and everyday life, and has influenced the work of myriad writers who came after him.

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.

About the Author

Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian author and poet, was born in 1313 and died in 1375.

Born in Liverpool, England, J. G. Nichols is a poet, literary critic, and translator. He was awarded the John Florio Prize for his translation of the poems of Guido Gozzano. His translation of Petrarch’s Canzoniere won the Premio Internazionale Diego Valeri in 2000.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307773630
Publisher:
Everyman's Library/Alfred A. Knopf
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Translator:
Nichols, J. G.
Translated by:
J. G. Nichols
Author:
Boccaccio, Giovanni
Author:
Giovanni Boccaccio
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Allegories
Subject:
Middle ages
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Classics-General
Subject:
Classics-Italian Medieval and Renaissance
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Nordic
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Catalan
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Chinese
Subject:
Foreign Languages-German
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Italian
Subject:
From the Library of Anne Rice-Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Sets and Gift Editions-General
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090901
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
661

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