Selections from <i>The Decameron</i> by Giovanni Boccaccio audiobook

Selections from The Decameron

By Giovanni Boccaccio
Read by various narrators

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4.68 Hours Abridged
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This audiobook features sixteen tales from one of the great works of the Middle Ages, The Decameron. Ten young people have fled the terrible effects of the Black Death in Florence and, sheltering themselves in an idyllic setting, tell a series of brilliant stories, by turns humorous, bawdy, tragic, and provocative. This celebration of physical and sexual vitality is Boccaccio’s answer to the sublime otherworldliness of Dante’s Divine Comedy.

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This audiobook features sixteen tales from one of the great works of the Middle Ages, The Decameron. Ten young people have fled the terrible effects of the Black Death in Florence and, sheltering themselves in an idyllic setting, tell a series of brilliant stories, by turns humorous, bawdy, tragic, and provocative. This celebration of physical and sexual vitality is Boccaccio’s answer to the sublime otherworldliness of Dante’s Divine Comedy.

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Author Bio: Giovanni Boccaccio

Author Bio: Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375) was an Italian author and poet, a friend and correspondent of Petrarch, and an important Renaissance humanist. As a writer he is particularly notable for the verisimilitude of his dialogue, in an age when most writers followed formulaic models for character and plot.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 4.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English