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 city. Boccaccio probably conceived of The Decameron after the epidemic of , and completed it by The various tales of love in The Decameron range from the erotic to the tragic. Tales of wit, practical jokes , and life lessons contribute to the mosaic. In addition to its literary value and widespread influence for example on Chaucer 's Canterbury Tales , it provides a document of life at the time. Written in the vernacular of the Florentine language , it is considered a masterpiece of classical early Italian prose.
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Readers also enjoyed. Short Stories. About Giovanni Boccaccio. Giovanni Boccaccio. Giovanni Boccaccio — 21 December was an Italian author and poet, a friend and correspondent of Petrarch, and an important Renaissance humanist in his own right and author of a number of notable works including the Decameron , On Famous Women , and his poetry in the Italian vernacular.
Boccaccio is particularly notable for his dialogue, of which it has been said that it surpasses in veris Giovanni Boccaccio — 21 December was an Italian author and poet, a friend and correspondent of Petrarch, and an important Renaissance humanist in his own right and author of a number of notable works including the Decameron , On Famous Women , and his poetry in the Italian vernacular.
Boccaccio is particularly notable for his dialogue, of which it has been said that it surpasses in verisimilitude that of just about all of his contemporaries, since they were medieval writers and often followed formulaic models for character and plot. Books by Giovanni Boccaccio. Related Articles. We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. To create our lis Read more No trivia or quizzes yet. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
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