Giovanni Francesco Straparola

Notte ottava. Favola IIII (1553)

1553 (First published)

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Author
Giovanni Francesco Straparola
Date
1553 First published
Publication Location Venice
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Language Italian
Notes From Straparola's collection Le piacevoli notti. This is the tale 4 of night 8 (there are no actual titles to the stories). Also known as "Maestro Lattantio", or "Maestro Lattantio and his Apprentice Dionigi".

English synopsis from the W. G. Waters translation (1894): "Maestro Lattantio, a tailor, undertakes to train his apprentice Dionigi in his craft the latter, however, learns little of this, hut acquires great skill in a certain art which the tailor secretly practised. Wherefore great enmity sprang up between them, Dionigi in the end devouring his master and espousing Violante, the daughter of the king."

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