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A systematic, day-by-day treatment of the Decameron which calls up each section of the work and presents an exhaustive record of the known sources as discovered by the author. Though written in 1909, this remains the essential handbook to Decameron studies. Gives a detailed history of the antecedents of Boccaccio's famous work, showing how it evolved from numerous sources. Comprehensive analysis of each "novel" of each day. This title is cited and recommended by Books for College Libraries and Bibliography of Comparative Literature.