Tag: Giambattista Basile

The Three Enchanted Princes

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.Once upon a time the King of Green-Bank had three daughters, who were perfect jewels, with whom three sons of

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The Stone in the Cock’s Head

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There was once in the city of Dark-Grotto a certain man named Minecco Aniello, who was so persecuted by fortune

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The Booby

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There was once a man who was as rich as the sea, but as there can never be any perfect

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Corvetto

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There was once upon a time in the service of the King of Wide-River an excellent youth named Corvetto, who,

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Cannetella

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There was once on a time a King of High-Hill who longed for children more than the porters do for

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The Dove

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.About eight miles from Naples there was once a deep wood of fig-trees and poplars. In this wood stood a

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The She-Bear

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There lived, it is said, once upon a time a King of Rough-Rock, who had a wife the very mother

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The Serpent

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There was once on a time a gardener’s wife, who longed to have a son more than a man in

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Pippo

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There was one time in my dear city of Naples an old man who was as poor as poor could

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Violet

Today’s classic tale was originally published in Il Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile in 1634, translated by John Edward Taylor in 1847.There was once upon a time a good sort of man named Cola Aniello, who had three daughters, Rose, Pink,

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