1. The Decameron, subtitled Prince Galehaut and sometimes nicknamed l'Umana commedia, is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio. The book is structured as a frame story containing tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which was afflicting the .
  2. The Decameron is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, completed in The Decameron is structured with a frame story containing a hundred tales told by a group of ten young men and women sheltering in a villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which had struck the city.
  3. Decameron Summary. It's Florence, Italy, , and the Black Death has ravaged the city. Whole families have died. Neighborhoods are empty. Chaos reigns .
  4. The Decameron (subtitle: Prencipe Galeotto) is a collection of novellas by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, probably begun in and finished in 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.
  5. Giovanni Boccaccio - Giovanni Boccaccio - The Decameron.: It was probably in the years –53 that Boccaccio composed the Decameron in the form in which it is read today. In the broad sweep of its range and its alternately tragic and comic views of life, it is rightly regarded as his masterpiece. Stylistically, it is the most perfect example of Italian classical prose, and its influence on.
  6. Giovanni Boccaccio. The Decameron (ca. ) Translated by J.M. Rigg Context The Decameron is structured in a frame narrative, or frame tale.1 Boccaccio begins with a description of the Black Death and a group of seven women and three men who flee from plague-ridden Florence to a villa in the countryside of Fiesole for two weeks.

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