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Giovanni Boccaccio completed The Decameron in 1353. It consists of 100 stories told over 10 days by 10 men and women who are staying in the Tuscan countryside to avoid the plague in Florence.

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PQ4272 .E5
  • PQ4287 .R44

Circulating Books

  • Bergin, Thomas G. Boccaccio. 1981.

                          Call Number: PQ4286 .B4

  • Boccaccio, Giovanni.  The Decameron. 1949.

                         Call Number: PQ4272 .E5 1949

  • Karolides, Nicholas J. 120 Banned Books. 2005.

                        Call Number: Z658 .U5 K35 2005

  • Ricketts, Jill M.  Visualizing Boccaccio 1997.

                     Call Number: PQ4287 .R44 1997

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms-(Keywords Anywhere)

  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Decameron

Reference Materials

  • Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism Call Number: REF PA3003 .C56

o   Vol. 13, Pg. 3-131

o   Vol. 57, Pg. 76-165

  • Dictionary of Italian LiteratureCall Number: REF PQ4006 .P45 1983

o   Pg. 61-63

  • European WritersCall Number: REF PN501 .E9 1983

o   Vol. 2, Pg. 518-534

  • Masterplots 2nd Rev. Ed.Call Number: REF PN44 .M33 1996

o   Vol. 3, Pg. 1587-93.

  • Short Story Criticism –  Call Number: REF PN3321 .S5

o   Vol. 10, pg. 163-247

  • World Literature and its TimesCall Number: REF PN50 .M625

o   Vol. 7, Pg. 117-28 

Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • NetLibrary eBooks



This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available at other libraries.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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Last Revised on May 18, 2006

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