Giovanni Francesco Straparola

Notte terza. Favola III

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 3 of night 3 (there are no actual titles to the stories). Also known as "Biancabella", or "Biancabella and the Snake".

English synopsis from the W. G. Waters translation (1894): "Biancabella, the daughter of Lamberico, the Marquis of Monferrato, is sent away by the stepmother of Ferrandino, King of Naples, in order that she may be put to death; but the assassins only cut off her hands and put out her eyes. Afterwards she, her hurts having been healed by a snake, returns happily to Ferrandino."


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