Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A much-translated tale of plagues, priestly malfeasance, courtly love and the Seven Deadly Sins finds a satisfying new version in English.The Decameron, as its Greek-derived name suggests, is a cycle of stories told over a period of 10 days by Florentines fleeing their city for the countryside in order to escape the devastating Black Death of 1348. Perched at the very point of transition between ... Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

I didn't get a very good translation of this one. But the stories were interesting, and some the ancestors of Shakespeare plots. Give it a try. It's certainly more fun than reading another Belva Plain book. Read full review

Review: The Decameron (Biblioteca pentru Toti #347)

User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

The Decameron, a collection of 100 short (to short-ish) stories told by ten young Florentine men and women during the plague over ten days is a fun if often frustrating bit of fiction. The stories ... Read full review

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