New item Free shipping Pay Now
Add this item to Cart for a combined free shipping deal
Click to enlarge photo

Listing Detail Tabs

Delivery takes approximately 4-7 business days.

This title is In Stock in the Booktopia Distribution Centre. We will send you a confirmation email with a Tracking Code to follow the progress of your parcel when it ships.

Tales from the Decameron
Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

ISBN: 9780141191331
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 18 November 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.2
'That night the abbess was enjoying the company of a priest, whom she often arranged to be transported to her room in a chest'

Bawdy, hilarious, tragic and surprising, Boccaccio's fourteenth-century masterpiece The Decameron is a collection of stories told by a group of young people taking refuge from plague-ridden Florence. This selection brings together The Decameron's most celebrated tales of secret lovers, cuckolded husbands, lascivious priests, smart women, practical jokes, wise lessons and strange twists of fate, brought to life in an accessible new translation which preserves all the humour and verve of Boccaccio's storytelling.

Translated with an introduction by Peter Hainsworth

About the Author

Boccaccio was born in Florence in 1313. He later moved to Naples, where he became part of the circle at court and started writing books. In 1348, he witnessed the plague in Florence, which killed half the city's population and would become the backdrop to his masterpiece, The Decameron. In later life he befriended the poet Petrarch, who left to him in hi...

Returns Policy:
30-day money back guarantee for return if the item is not as described, is damaged or is faulty. We do not offer a refund if you change your mind.

Customs Charges & Duties:
Orders over the value of $270 will be liable for customs charges, taxes including GST and brokerage costs which are the recipient's sole responsibility.
There were no answered questions or comments placed on this listing.
Your question and answer privileges have been disabled.
You must log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases.
Please log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases. Available only to approved bidders. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about becoming authenticated. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must credit your account to use this feature.
Firearms Licence #
By entering my licence number, I confirm I am aware of my obligations under the Arms Act.
Transaction details may be provided to police in accordance with the Terms & Conditions.
Your current account balance is Please note you will lose your question and answer privileges if your account is in debt for more than 2 weeks. Credit your account.
I confirm that I am over 18 years old.
To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your account. The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.

Shipping options

  • Free shipping within New Zealand  

Payment options