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- The Italian text of the Decameron is based on V. Branca's Einaudi edition (1992).
- The English translation of the Decameron (J. M. Rigg, 1903), while somewhat dated in its language and style, has a highly literal approach to translation which gives readers a reliable crib for exploring the original Italian text and is easily readable on its own.
Other translations of the Decameron:
- Decameron, translation sometimes attributed to John Florio, 1620.
Text Research Tools:
- Corbaccio – see also Dr. Guyda Armstrong's introduction to this text and the online edition Elegia di Madonna Fiammetta