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Stories from the Pentamerone

Giambattista Basile

Publisher: Good Press

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Summary

Stories from the Pentamerone is a collection of the earliest European fairy tales written in the Neapolitan language in the seventeenth century by Giambattista Basile, an Italian poet, courtier, and fairy tale collector. He prepared the collections of the oldest recorded forms of many well-known European fairy tales.
Available since: 11/19/2019.
Print length: 241 pages.

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