This master collection of Italian folktales takes its place alongside the great anthologies of the Brothers Grimm and other European folklorists. There has never been an Italian equivalent of Grimms’ Fairytales. the noted novelist Italo Calvono fills the void .
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Original Wraps. Condition: Fine. First Edition. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1980. First Edition. Original Wraps. First Edition. Dust jacket in good condition with minor tears in two places and wear and tear to the top of the DJ. Thick 8vo. 575 pp. Foxing to page edges and some age discolouration to front pages. Translated from the Italian by George Martin with an Introduction by Italo Calvino. A seminal collection of two hundred folktales, retold by this postmodern master.