Giovanni Francesco Straparola

Notte seconda. Favola I

1550 (First published)

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Giovanni Francesco Straparola
1550 First published
Publication Location Venice
Language Italian
Notes From Straparola's collection Le piacevoli notti. This is the tale 1 of night 2 (there are no actual titles to the stories). Also known as "Galeotto" and "Il re porco", or "The Pig King" and "The King Pork" in English.

English synopsis from the W. G. Waters translation (1894): "Galeotto, King of Anglia, has a son who is born in the shape of a pig. This son marries three wives, and in the end, having thrown off his semblance, becomes a handsome youth."


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