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Italian Folktales

Italian Folktales

Italo Calvino George Martin
4.1/5 (3581 ratings)
One of the New York Times’s Ten Best Books of the Year: These traditional stories of Italy, retold by a literary master, are “a treasure” .
 
Filled with kings and peasants, saints and ogres—as well as some quite extraordinary plants and animals—these two hundred tales bring to life Italy’s folklore, sometimes with earthy humor, sometimes with noble mystery, and sometimes with the playfulness of sheer nonsense.
 
Selected and retold by one of the country’s greatest literary icons, “this collection stands with the finest folktale collections anywhere” .
 
“For readers of any age . . . A masterwork.” —The Wall Street Journal
 
“A magic book, and a classic to boot.” —Time
 
Language
English
Pages
800
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Mariner Books
Release
November 15, 1992
ISBN
0156454890
ISBN 13
9780156454896

Italian Folktales

Italo Calvino George Martin
4.1/5 (3581 ratings)
One of the New York Times’s Ten Best Books of the Year: These traditional stories of Italy, retold by a literary master, are “a treasure” .
 
Filled with kings and peasants, saints and ogres—as well as some quite extraordinary plants and animals—these two hundred tales bring to life Italy’s folklore, sometimes with earthy humor, sometimes with noble mystery, and sometimes with the playfulness of sheer nonsense.
 
Selected and retold by one of the country’s greatest literary icons, “this collection stands with the finest folktale collections anywhere” .
 
“For readers of any age . . . A masterwork.” —The Wall Street Journal
 
“A magic book, and a classic to boot.” —Time
 
Language
English
Pages
800
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Mariner Books
Release
November 15, 1992
ISBN
0156454890
ISBN 13
9780156454896

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