The Decameron - Giovanni Boccaccio

The Decameron

Giovanni Boccaccio

Book Summary

The year is 1348. The Black Death has begun to ravage Europe. Ten young Florentines�seven women and three men�escape the plague-infested city and retreat to the countryside around Fiesole. At their leisure in this isolated and bucolic setting, they spend ten days telling each other stories�tales of romance, tragedy, comedy, and farce�one hundred in all. The result, called