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The Decameron (Unabridged)

The Decameron (Unabridged)

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The Decameron is one of the greatest literary works of the Middle Ages. Ten young people have fled the terrible effects of the Black Death in Florence and, in an idyllic setting, tell a series of brilliant stories, by turns humorous, bawdy, tragic and provocative. This celebration of physical and sexual vitality is Boccaccio’s answer to the sublime other-worldliness of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Known for its widespread influence including Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales and poetry by Keats, The Decameron is also a valuable document of life at the time of the Black Death. This is the first unabridged cast recording in English and includes prolific stage actor Simon Russell Beale. Ten original songs are featured, composed by West End composer Steven Edis. Guido Waldman’s vibrant translation captures the exuberance of Boccaccio’s masterpiece.
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Product Description:

  • Release Date: November 10, 2017

  • UPC: 9781781980705

  • Catalog Number: NA0278

  • Label: Naxos AudioBooks

  • Number of Discs: 24

  • Composer: Boccaccio

  • Performer: Beale, Cauthery, Pettitt, Badge, Bawden, Briggs-Owen, Pilkington, Scarfe, Simpson, Spencer-Longhurst