The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio; (The Modern library of the world's best books [71])

GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO

Published by Modern Library January 1955, 1955
Used Condition: Fine (F) Hardcover
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Very collectable condition. Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Fine/no jacket as issue GREAT CONDITION, BEAUTIFUL COPY. Recommended reading for anyone interested in literature and medieval history. The 'Decameron' is a collection of 100 novellas by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, probably begun in 1350 and finished in 1353. It is a medieval allegorical work best known for its bawdy tales of love, appearing in all its possibilities from the erotic to the tragic. Other topics such as wit and witticism, practical jokes and worldly initiation also form part of the mosaic. Beyond its entertainment and literary popularity, it remains an important historical document of life in the fourteenth century. Bookseller Inventory # 20081112103794

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Title: The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio; (The ...

Publisher: Modern Library January 1955

Publication Date: 1955

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine (F)

Edition: First Edition.

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