The Decameron (Italian title: “Decameron” [deˈkaːmeron; dekameˈrɔn; dekameˈron] or “Decamerone” [dekameˈroːne]), subtitled “Prince Galehaut” (Old Italian: Prencipe Galeotto [ˈprentʃipe ɡaleˈɔtto; ˈprɛntʃipe] and sometimes nicknamed “Umana Commedia”, “Human comedy”), is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375). The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 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 city. Boccaccio probably conceived of The Decameron after the epidemic of 1348 and completed it by 1353. The various tales of love in The Decameron range from the erotic to the tragic.
In Italy during the time of the Black Death, a group of seven young women and three young men flee from plague-ridden Florence to a deserted villa in the countryside of Fiesole for two weeks. To pass the evenings, every member of the party tells a story each night, except for one day per week for chores, and the holy days during which they do no work at all, resulting in ten nights of storytelling over the course of two weeks. Thus, by the end of the fortnight, they have told 100 stories.
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Name Of the Novel: Decameron Book
Author: Giovanni Boccaccio
Original title: Decamerone
Translator: John PayneRichard AldingtonJames McMullen RiggMark MusaPeter Bondanellaothers
Language: Italian (Florentine)
Genre: Frame story, novellas
Publisher: Filippo and Bernardo Giunti
Published in English: 1886
Dewey Decimal: 853.1
LC Class PQ4267
Book Type: pdf / ePub
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