Tales from the Decameron

Giovanni Boccaccio, Peter Hainsworth

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 1st Oct '15

£9.99

Includes tales as ‘Isabella and the Pot of Basil’ (famously adapted by Keats) and ‘Patient Griselda’ alongside many boisterous and daring stories featuring faithless wives, philandering priests and curious nuns.

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SKU: 9780141191331

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Description

Bawdy and moving, hilarious and reflective – these stories offer the very best of Boccaccio’s Decameron in a brilliant, playful new translation.This hugely enjoyable volume collects the best stories of Boccaccio’s masterwork in a fresh, accessible new translation by Peter Hainsworth. It includes such celebrated, thought-provoking tales as ‘Isabella and the Pot of Basil’ (famously adapted by Keats) and ‘Patient Griselda’ alongside many boisterous and daring stories featuring faithless wives, philandering priests and curious nuns.

Additional information

Weight 0.258 kg
Dimensions 20 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 352