"The Decameron" (subtitle: "Prencipe Galeotto") is a collection of 100 novellas by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, probably begun in 1350 and finished in 1353.
It is a medieval allegorical work best known for its bawdy tales of love, appearing in all its possibilities from the erotic to the tragic.
Some believe many parts of the tales are indebted to the influence of "The Book of Good Love".
Many notable writers such as Chaucer are said to have drawn inspiration from "The Decameron".
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 696 pages
- Publisher: Everyman
- Publication Date: 25/09/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781841593227