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Giovanni Boccaccio
Died: December 13, 1375
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Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 2 years ago
Mrs Rosie and the Priest is the first of the (up to now) 126 Little Black Classics. As they occupy an entire bookcase, I'm planning to read them all in the near future. This was a light starter. When people think about 'old' literature, they often assume that it will be higher or more moral than rec...
Between The Bookends
Between The Bookends rated it 3 years ago
Cause there is a peen on the cover, that's why! :D
XLeptodactylous rated it 4 years ago
14th Century debauchery and bawdiness from Toscana's Giovanni Boccaccio, book one of the Little Black Classics.Four short tales about women in an era that doesn't sound too far removed from our own. Whilst the tales are, probably, supposed to show the endeavour and cleverness of women, it does it in...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
These are 100 short stories and like the earlier Arabic 1001 Nights or Chaucer's later Canterbury Tales told within a frame: Ten Florentine nobles, seven women and three men, flee the city to the country to escape the Black Plague for ten days. Each in turn is established as Queen or King for the da...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 5 years ago
A good book and worth reading. It is a collection of a hundred short stories with a frame tale. This book is sometimes seen either as a response or a complement to the Divine Comedy. While it is very aware of Dante, I don't think that it is that at all. It prefigures in a lot of ways the renaiss...
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