Series: The New Decameron

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The New Decameron : The Prologue and the First Day by Wilfred Blair1
The New Decameron, volume the second, containing the second day by Wilfred Blair2
The New Decameron, the Third day by Wilfred Blair3
The New Decameron : the fourth volume by Wilfred Blair4
The New Decameron, the Fourth day by Wilfred Blair4
The New Decameron: The Fifth Day by Hugh Chesterman5
The New Decameron. Sixth volume by Vivienne Dayrell6

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Series description

A series of short stoy anthologies published by Basil Blackwell in the UK (1919-1929) and variously by McBride or Brentanos in the US. Modelled on the story-telling of Bocaccio's book, and often containing previously unpublished work by prominent authors such as DH Lawrence, Evelyn Waugh, LP Hartley, Compton MacKenzie, Storm Jameson, Vita Sackville-West, Dorothy Sayers, J. D. Beresford, etc.


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Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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