The Decameron


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      Giovanni Boccaccio’s “The Decameron” transports readers to 14th-century Italy during the devastating Black Death. In this vivid narrative, ten young Florentines—seven women and three men—flee their plague-stricken city to seek refuge in a serene villa in the countryside. To pass the time and keep their spirits high, they each take turns telling stories over ten days, culminating in a rich tapestry of one hundred diverse tales.


      Boccaccio delves into a wide spectrum of human experiences, weaving narratives that range from the deeply romantic and heartbreakingly tragic to the sharply witty and unabashedly bawdy. He explores timeless themes such as love, lust, intelligence, and fortune, reflecting on the intricacies of human nature and societal norms. His characters, drawn from all walks of life, navigate complex social hierarchies and personal relationships, offering readers a multifaceted view of medieval society.

      “The Decameron” stands as a monumental work in Western literature, celebrated for its narrative ingenuity and keen insight into the human condition. Boccaccio’s masterful prose not only entertains but also provokes thought, making readers reflect on the enduring themes of life, love, and morality. His vivid storytelling and keen observations ensure that “The Decameron” remains a timeless and influential piece of literary history.

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      Number of Unique Covers: 69

      Number of 1:1 Covers: 40

      The 100 Tales

      11 Unique Designs
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      eBook Numbers 114 - 179
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      Tale of Andreuccio da Perugia

      7 Unique Designs
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      = 35 NFT eBooks
      eBook Numbers 79 - 113
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      The Tale of Masetto da Lamporecchio

      6 Unique Designs
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      eBook Numbers 55 - 78
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      The Tale of Ser Ciappelletto

      5 Unique Designs
      x 3 Numbered eBooks
      = 15 NFT eBooks
      eBook Numbers 40 - 54
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      Fortune and Fate

      12 Unique Designs
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      eBook Numbers 28 - 39
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      Tale of Alatiel

      11 Unique Designs
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      eBook Numbers 17 - 27
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      Fleeing the Black Death of Florence

      10 Unique Designs
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      eBook Numbers 7 - 16
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      The Tale of Lisabetta and the Pot of Basil

      7 Unique Designs
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      eBook Numbers 0 - 6
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      Publisher :

      Series : Banned Book-A-Day

      First Publication Date : 1353

      Author : Giovanni Boccaccio

      Genres: Classics, Fiction, Italian Literature, Literature, Short Story

      Language : English

      Word Count : 320,000

      Format : DEA (Decentralized Encrypted Asset)

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      Cover Art : Includes 4K hi-resolution book cover

      Author Info

      Giovanni Boccaccio

      Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) stands out as a pivotal figure in Italian literature, renowned for his remarkable contributions during the Renaissance. Born in Certaldo, Italy, Boccaccio grew up in Florence, where he immersed himself in the rich cultural and intellectual life of the city. His experiences and education profoundly influenced his writing, culminating in his masterpiece, "The Decameron." Through his vivid storytelling and keen observations of human nature, Boccaccio captured the esse… Read More

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