The Spirit of Boccaccio's Decameron Volume 1 (1812)

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The Spirit of Boccaccio's Decameron Volume 1, published in 1812, is a literary masterpiece that offers readers a unique insight into the fascinating world of medieval Italy. Written by the famous Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio in the 14th century, Decameron is a collection of 100 tales told by a group of ten young people who fled the city of Florence during the Black Death epidemic.

This particular volume of the Decameron features a choice selection of ten of the most captivating and entertaining stories, each translated into English by renowned translator John Payne. The stories are filled with adventure, romance, humor and intrigue, offering readers a captivating glimpse into the culture and social customs of medieval Italy.

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