Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio


Vintage Classics

Giovanni Boccaccio with J. G. Nichols (Translator)

fiction classics adventurous slow-paced

661 pages


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 pla...
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