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Publisher Description

These tales are translated from a variety of authors.

The translator has been chiefly led to the task by the hope of composing an entertaining volume out of materials not generally accessible. The works in which many of them are found, are by no means common, and the indelicacy with which almost all collections of Italian tales are polluted, deservedly excludes them from general perusal. Such care has, however, been employed in the following selection, and such liberties taken with the originals, when they appeared objectionable on this account, that it is hoped this little book will escape the censure too justly cast upon Italian works of humour, in general—a censure which falls heavily upon many of the otherwise admirable tales of Boccaccio. While, however, such trifling alterations have been made as appeared necessary, these tales may still justly be considered as fair specimens of the Italian Novella, and like the celebrated collection already alluded to, furnish us with a very lively idea of the early manners of the Italians.

Those tales, from which our great dramatist borrowed parts of his plots, and some of his incidents, have a double interest, both from their own nature, and as they illustrate the process by which his genius, "by happy alchemy of mind," turned all the materials which fell in his way to gold. Two or three of this kind have been purposely selected.

ITALIAN TALES:

THE TEACHER TAUGHT.

THE UNEXPECTED REPLY.

WHO AM I? THE DEAD RIDER.

THE SKILFUL PHYSICIAN

THE POMEGRANATE SEED

THE FATAL MISTAKE

THE DEAD ALIVE

THE FALSE CHAMPION

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

THERE IS A SKELETON IN EVERY HOUSE.

THE ELOPEMENT.

THE FRIAR ENTRAPPED ANTONIO AND VERONICA.

BELPHAGOR.

THE SLEEPING DRAUGHT THE COUNTERPARTS

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
April 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
140
Pages
PUBLISHER
EKitap Projesi
SELLER
PublishDrive Inc.
SIZE
1.9
MB

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