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By: Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375)

The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio The Decameron

Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron is a collection of novellas or short novels written during the 14th century. There are 100 tales contained in the book which is presented together. The book’s title The Decameron combines the two Greek words “deka” meaning ten and “hemera” meaning day. The title can be literally translated as “ten day,” which is also the time frame in which the stories are told by the 7 young women and 3 young men. In the book, each of the ten persons took their turns to tell stories for a day...

Book cover (Dutch) De Decamerone van Boccaccio
Book cover La Fiammetta
Book cover Early Lives of Dante

This recording contains two early biographies of Dante, both written by notable Florentine literati. Giovanni Boccaccio was an Italian poet, most famous for his monumental collection of tales, The Decameron. Like Dante, Boccacio was one of the first writers to use the Italian vernacular. Lionardo Bruni was an accredited historian and man of letters. His short biography was inspired by reading the version of Dante's life by Boccaccio, who he considered had mispresented Dante by over-emphasizing the influence of his association with Beatrice...

Book cover (Spanish) Obras Clásicas españolas y extranjeras

Esta recopilación se publicó en 1865 bajo el nombre de Obras clásicas y en ella se incluye: El marido engañado de Giovanni Boccaccio ; La tía fingida de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra y La casa de locos de amor de Francisco de Quevedo - Summary by Phileas Fogg

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