Escape the ravages of the Black Death with The Decameron. This collection of one hundred entertaining stories follows ten young noble men and women as they find refuge in a country villa outside of Florence. Boccaccio's talent as a dramatist shines in his vivid portraits of people from all walks of life, and their bewildering array of reactions to the plague's devastation. With masterful storytelling, The Decameron is a timeless classic.
First Published in 1349