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Sites about The Decameron
by Giovanni Boccaccio
A collection of 100 tales, told by a group of young nobles hiding from the Plague outside Florence, Italy.
Critical sites about The Decameron
- Bibliography of the Decameron Web
- An extensive group of bibliographies, including an overall one for the Decameron Web; suggested readings in English and Italian; a structured English-language bibliography broken down by topic and "day" of the storytelling; and a useful breakdown of the motif-index codes for each of the tales.
- Contains: Bibliography
- The Decameron Web
- A site containing a wealth of information, both contextual and specific to the work, on Boccaccio's Decameron. Includes material on the period's cultural life, society, religion, history, and, of course, the Plague. Also offers a lengthy bibliography of sources, the full and searchable text of the Decameron, essays on the work itself, and a chronology of the author's life.
- Contains: Historical Context, Plot Summary, Character Analysis, Content Analysis, Bibliography
- Decameron: The Brigata
- This portion of the Decameron Web contains specific sections on each of the storytellers. Some sections include: descriptions of the tellers; summaries of each tale a particular person tells; essays on the content of specific tales or their tellers; and links to the full text of a teller's tales.
- Contains: Character Analysis, Content Analysis, Plot Summary
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Last Updated Mar 25, 2014