Tales from the Decameron


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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.


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