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Essays on The Decameron

by Giovanni Boccaccio

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Author

Giovanni Boccaccio

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Country

Italy

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Original language

Italian (Florentine)

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Original title

Decamerone

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Genre

Frame story, novellas

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Publication date

1620

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Major Characters

The Brigata, Pampinea, Dioneo, Filostrato, Filomena, Fiammetta, Panfilo, Elissa

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The Black Death is plaguing the city. In order to escape it a group of seven young women and three young men shelter in a secluded villa just outside Florence. The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by them.

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