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Boccaccio (1313-1375) was an Italian writer of both verse and prose. He wrote The Decameron over a period of ten years, and is also the author of Teseide and Filostrato.
G H McWilliam was the first Professor of Italian at Leicester University.He has also translated Verga's Cavalleria Rusticana for Penguin Classics
I gave up on this I'm afraid. But it served to remind me just how deeply embedded religion was in those times, and how boring religion is if you're not a believer. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Shirley-Kate
This was very Chaucerian and bawdy. But not laugh out loud funny. And I liked it less and less as I read more of the stories because they are so misogynist, and his sense of women... Read morePublished 17 months ago by G. E. Kirkup
I must agree with the other one star review. This is Amazon at it's sloppiest. The version is a very old, almost unreadable, version. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kevin Fitzmaurice
The "Decameron" is a collection of 100 short stories written by the Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio between 1350 and 1353. Read morePublished on 29 July 2012 by Joyce Åkesson