The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

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by Giovanni Boccaccio

The book The Decameron is a set of one hundred stories written by Giovanni Bocaccio between 1351 and 1353. They tend to have a joking, witty tone and provide valuable life lessons. They can be grouped into three main themes: love, fortune and intelligence.

The book links one story to another through a framed narrative. As a starting point, the black plague epidemic that hit Florence in 1348 is described, causing a group of ten young people to flee the city to avoid the plague and take refuge in a villa on the outskirts.

In addition to the literary value itself and its influence, the book stands out for how well it documents the life of the time.

In order to create the digital edition of this book we have used the translation of John Payne, the first truly complete translation in English.

Fiction   Short Stories

25 hours 29 minutes (305940 words)

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About Giovanni Boccaccio

He was an Italian writer, poet, and an important Renaissance humanist.

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The best The Decameron quotes

Kissed mouth don’t lose its fortune, on the contrary it renews itself just as the moon does.

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The scholar, as wise as he was full of wrath, knowing that threats only serve as weapons to the person so threatened, kept all his resentment within his own breast. . .

64

To have compassion for those who suffer is a human quality which everyone should possess, especially those who have required comfort themselves in the past and have managed to find it in others.

63

Wrongs committed in the distant past are far easier to condemn than to rectify.

63

People tend to believe the bad rather than the good.

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