The Decameron

Editorial: GENERAL PRESS
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The Decameron

The Decameron

Editorial: GENERAL PRESS
ISBN
211a5d30-e35a-3929-bef5-01df28b73020
pGiovanni Boccaccios The Decameron, written in the middle of the 14th century, consists of 100 tales, and is one of the most celebrated literary works of the Renaissance. Constructed as a series of frame stories, or stories within a story, the narrative follows seven young women and three young men who take refuge in a secluded villa outside Florence in order to escape the Black Death. During ten evenings of their stay, each of the travelers takes turns as storyteller to pass the time. Their stories relate tales of love, both happy and tragic, examples of the power of fortune and human will, and exhibitions of virtue, cleverness, and trickery. Boccaccios work is not only important for its superb literary quality but for its examination of the changing cultural values that defined the transition from medieval times into the renaissance. The virtues of intelligence and sophistication of the increasingly urbanized and mercantilist Europe are shown as superior to the relative simplicity and piousness of the feudal system. More than the sum of its parts, The Decameron is a milestone in the history of European literature, an influential and enduring masterpiece./p
  • Categoría BISAC LIT004200
  • Formato Ebook
  • Idioma Inglés
  • Año 2022
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