This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Set against the backdrop of the fourteenth-century Black Death, an anthology of one hundred interlinked tales presents a rich variety of colorful works recounted by the citizens of Florence--nobles, knights, abbots, nuns, doctors, philosophers, students, peasants, pilgrims, thieves, and others--who have fled the city to escape the plague. Reprint.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Giovanni Boccaccio was born in Florence, Italy, in 1313, and he died there in 1375. His life thus coincided with the flowering of the early Renaissance and indeed his closest friend was Petrarch, the other towering literary figure of the period. During his lifetime, Boccaccio was a diplomat, businessman, and international traveler, as well as the creator of numerous works of prose and poetry. Of his achievements, The Decameron, completed sometime between 1350 and 1352, remains his lasting contribution—immensely popular from its original appearance to the present day—to world literature.
Mark Musa and Peter Bondanella are professors at the Center for Italian Studies at Indiana University. Mark Musa, a former Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellow, is the author of a highly acclaimed translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Peter Bondanella, a former Younger Humanist and Senior Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has published, among other works, Machiavelli and the Art of Renaissance History and Federico Fellini: Essays in Criticism. He is coeditor of The Dictionary of Italian Literature and The Portable Machiavelli.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Signet Classics, 2002. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0451528662
Book Description Signet Classics, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0451528662
Book Description Signet Classics, 2002. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0451528662
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0451528662
Book Description Signet Classics, 2002. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0451528662n