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Giovanni Boccaccio

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Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–75) was an Italian author and poet who has long been honored—along with Petrarch and Dante—as one of the three fathers of Italian literature.
 

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Decameron

Written by Giovanni Boccaccio
Translated by J. G. Nichols


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $14.00

Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron was the first great masterpiece of European storytelling; this brilliant new translation by J. G. Nichols faithfully captures its timeless vitality in readable and natural English.

In the summer of 1348, with the plague ravaging Florence, ten young men and women take refuge in the countryside. There they entertain... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Decameron

Written by Giovanni Boccaccio
Translated by J. G. Nichols


Format: Hardcover, 696 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 1, 2009
Price: $27.00

A brilliant new translation of the work that Herman Hesse called “the first great masterpiece of European storytelling.”

In the summer of 1348, with the plague ravaging Florence, ten young men and women take refuge in the countryside, where they entertain themselves with tales of love, death, and corruption, featuring a host... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Decameron

Written by Giovanni Boccaccio
Translated by J. G. Nichols


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 3, 2010
Price: $7.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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