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700-Year-Old Italian Book About the Plague Now a Best-Seller

An unusual best-seller has popped up on Amazon: a book that’s 700 years old. It’s “The Decameron” by Giovanni Boccaccio. Why is it suddenly so popular? Because its story of people escaping the Plague has a lot to do with our lives in the age of the coronavirus. Professor Martin Marafioti told, “Over the centuries, during other outbreaks of epidemic illness, the work has become relevant, over and over and over again.”

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