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Mrs Rosie and the Priest
Mrs Rosie and the Priest | Giovanni Boccaccio
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Four hilarious and provocative stories from Boccaccio's Decameron, featuring cuckolded husbands, cross-dressing wives and very bad priests. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375). Boccaccio's Decameron is available in Penguin Classics in both a complete and selected edition.
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Naz786
Mrs Rosie and the Priest | Giovanni Boccaccio
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🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

readingjedi Great fragrance! 11mo
Naz786 Thank you. It's one of my favorites :) 11mo
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TCLinrow
Mrs Rosie and the Priest | Giovanni Boccaccio
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4 stars feels a bit dramatic, but 3 1/2 seemed too little. A collection of amusing tales of doomed loves and risky affairs. A fun read with some strong willed women (for the time period), and comic heroes and villains to boot. A good little read ☺🧡

Decided it was about time I catch up on my reviews because I almost always forget at the time 😉

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biblio_ginger
Mrs Rosie and the Priest | Giovanni Boccaccio
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Brandon and I went thrift shopping yesterday for my birthday in Fort Wayne! We were going through our haul today and I pulled this slip of paper out of a book we bought! 😲 Is this cool or creepy? Or both?

#bookhaul #birthdayhaul

SassyBookworm I think both cool and creepy!!! 🤓 2y
biblio_ginger @Chrysta23 I definitely agree! 😉 2y
rather_be_reading awesome! 2y
biblio_ginger @rather_be_reading Yes! I think I'm going to frame it 😁 2y
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Brie
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From the back cover: "Bawdy tales of pimps, cuckolds, lovers, and clever women." I had already read one of these four stories (Patient Griselda) but the rest were new to me. It makes me want to read the rest of the Decameron.

RealBooks4ever 😻😻😻 3y
vivastory Do You own the penguin little black classic set? 3y
Brie @vivastory I do. I've decided to work my way through them this summer. 3y
vivastory @brie I've only read a few from the set (Chekhov, Flaubert & Katherine Mansfield) but I greatly enjoyed them. Penguin has published 46 more black classics since the set of 80 was released. Hopefully there will be a second set soon. 3y
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Maike
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Following the advice of @smccallum we got the whole set 😁

ValerieAndBooks 😍wow!! 3y
LauraBrook Man, I'm super envious! I've been very slowly working on collecting the original 60s for years now and am sorely tempted to just buy this whole set. It looks so pretty! 3y
julesG Cooooool 3y
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Twocougs I have it too and it's wonderful 3y
Elisa Oh wow!!! I've only got Lady Susan by Jane Austen. I saw it when I was a bit skint so I was excited to find a book from my TBR that I could afford 😁 3y
Loretta Sooooo pretty! 3y
DiruVamp Oh it's so pretty!! 😍 3y
Sarah83 Is it all yours? 🙃 3y
smccallum I'm enormously jealous as I only have the first quarter or so! Hope you enjoy them! 3y
minkyb Nice! 3y
Maike @LauraBrook @smccallum I was just too lazy to get them one by one 😇 (edited) 3y
Maike @Sarah83 my boyfriend gets to read them, too 😋 well, technically he's the one who bought them 😄 3y
Sarah83 But he bought them for you? 😉 3y
Maike @Sarah83 for both of us 😇 3y
Sarah83 You're lucky one. My bf doesn't read so I have to buy them myself 😣 3y
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smccallum
Mrs Rosie and the Priest | Giovanni Boccaccio
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I was not expecting this collection to be as fun as it was! Really enjoyed the stories that were often very witty and cheeky and will be adding Decameron to my TBR

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smccallum
Mrs Rosie and the Priest | Giovanni Boccaccio
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Decided to work through one or two of these a week, really enjoying this one so far!

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Whatshereadnext
Mrs Rosie and the Priest | Giovanni Boccaccio
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Finally making a start on this beautiful collection...I actually really enjoyed these short stories. They were much funnier than I was expecting (which probably says more about my knowledge of 14th century literature than the book itself) The Decameron is going on my to read list so It's a thumbs up!

OSChamberlain God that collection is so hot 😍😍😍 3y
Whatshereadnext They've brought the next 50 out but it's not a boxed collection 😩 3y
ApoptyGina69 Amazing box set. Need! 💖 3y
teainthelibrary Boccaccio is surprisingly really witty and funny! Have fun with the Decameron, I loved it! 3y
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Twocougs
Mrs Rosie and the Priest | Giovanni Boccaccio
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Several short stories. #penguinlittleblackclassics#1

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Inkpaperblott
Mrs Rosie and the Priest | Giovanni Boccaccio
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Mehso-so

This was a strange collection of short stories full of daring escapes out of coffins, ever patient wives and priests who just want to get laid. Yeah. It was fun but I wasn't going crazy over it.