Giovanni Boccaccio





Giovanni Boccaccio

Author profile


born
Italy
died
December 13, 1375

gender
male

genre

influences


About this author

Giovanni Boccaccio (1313 – 21 December 1375) was an Italian author and poet, a friend and correspondent of Petrarch, and an important Renaissance humanist in his own right and author of a number of notable works including the Decameron, On Famous Women, and his poetry in the Italian vernacular. Boccaccio is particularly notable for his dialogue, of which it has been said that it surpasses in verisimilitude that of just about all of his contemporaries, since they were medieval writers and often followed formulaic models for character and plot.


Average rating: 3.84 · 19,178 ratings · 640 reviews · 153 distinct works · Similar authors
The Decameron
by
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 18,320 ratings — published 1348 — 435 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Eaten Heart: Unlikely T...
by
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 175 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Life of Dante
by
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 1360 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Elegy of Lady Fiammetta
by
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1343 — 24 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tales from the Decameron of...
by
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1930 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Famous Women
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 1374 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Il Decameron Di Messer Giov...
by
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 63 ratings33 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Histórias Eróticas
3.22 of 5 stars 3.22 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1999 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Giovanni Boccaccio: Il Filo...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1929 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Corbaccio Or The Labyri...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1975 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Giovanni Boccaccio…
“You must read, you must persevere, you must sit up nights, you must inquire, and exert the utmost power of your mind. If one way does not lead to the desired meaning, take another; if obstacles arise, then still another; until, if your strength holds out, you will find that clear which at first looked dark.”
Giovanni Boccaccio

“To have compassion for those who suffer is a human quality which everyone should possess, especially those who have required comfort themselves in the past and have managed to find it in others. ”
Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron

“While farmers generally allow one rooster for ten hens, ten men are scarcely sufficient to service one woman.”
Giovanni Boccaccio

Polls

What book would you like to read for the next Big Read, 9/1 - 10/31?

 
  1 vote, 100.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

comments and details
More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Seasonal Read...: Time to study abroad 52 327 Sep 04, 2009 11:27PM  
Into the Forest: Andersen Reading Project 26 32 Aug 04, 2010 11:49AM  
Romance Readers R...: Gloria's Reading List 9 74 Jan 08, 2011 01:17PM  
Catching up on Cl...: Nominations for March and April (Spring 2012 Old School & Contemporary, both) 14 66 Feb 10, 2012 06:11PM  
Reading with Style: * Reading w/Style Completed Tasks -Spring 2012 998 203 May 31, 2012 08:59PM