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  • Published: 1 December 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141191331
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

Tales from the Decameron




Bawdy, hilarious, tragic and surprising, Boccaccio's fourteenth-century masterpiece theDecameron is a collection of stories told by a group of young people taking refuge from plague-ridden Florence. 

Bawdy and moving, hilarious and reflective - these stories offer the very best of Boccaccio's Decameron in a brilliant, playful new translation.
This hugely enjoyable volume collects the best stories of Boccaccio's masterwork in a fresh, accessible new translation by Peter Hainsworth. It includes such celebrated, thought-provoking tales as 'Isabella and the Pot of Basil' (famously adapted by Keats) and 'Patient Griselda' alongside many boisterous and daring stories featuring faithless wives, philandering priests and curious nuns.

  • Published: 1 December 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141191331
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $22.99

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