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The Decameron

1348 - 1353

Why is it canonical?

Another masterpiece of early Italian prose, The Decameron is filled with stories and light hearted wit that gives a snapshot of the time during which it was written. It had great influence on later writers, like Chaucer.

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The Banquet in the Pine Forest, based on a story from the Decameron


The full text in English of the Decameron