Giovanni Francesco Straparola

Notte quarta. 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 4 (there are no actual titles to the stories). Also known as "Ricardo", or "Constanza/Constanzo".

English synopsis from the W. G. Waters translation (1894): "Ricardo, King of Thebes, had four daughters, one of whom, having become a wanderer and altered her name of Costanza to Costanzo, arrived at the court of Cacco, King of Bettinia, who took her to wife on account of the many worthy deeds wrought by her."


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