#DailyBookQuote : 28th December 2013
– Giovanni Boccaccio (~ December 13, 1375)
– Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron
The Decameron (c.1351) is an entertaining series of one hundred stories written in the wake of the Black Death. The stories are told in a country villa outside the city of Florence by ten young noble men and women who are seeking to escape the ravages of the plague. Boccaccio’s skill as a dramatist is masterfully displayed in these vivid portraits of people from all strata of life, with plots that revel in a bewildering variety of human reactions.