Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Busk: Roman Legends

Roman Legends by Rachel Harriette Busk (1877)

This quite large book (400+ pages) is a collection of "the fables and folk-lore of Rome," as the subtitle explains. These are not stories of ancient Rome, but instead Italian folktales and fables, divided up into the following categories: Favole, Legendary Tales, Ghost and Treasure Stories and Family and Local Traditions and Ciarpe. This is a delightful book and I am surprised that it has not made its way into Sur La Lune Fairy Tales or some other such website. There are so many good stories here!


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