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Legends Of Florence (Annotated Authors Edition) Charles Godfrey Leland

Legends Of Florence (Annotated Authors Edition)

Charles Godfrey Leland

Published March 14th 2011
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298 pages
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This book is annotated with a rare biographical sketch of the author, written by Elizabeth Robins Pennell.There is a great deal that is curious and not a little that is trivial in the Legends of Florence, by Charles Godfrey Leland. Almost all theMoreThis book is annotated with a rare biographical sketch of the author, written by Elizabeth Robins Pennell.There is a great deal that is curious and not a little that is trivial in the Legends of Florence, by Charles Godfrey Leland. Almost all the older Florentine streets have some curious bit of folklore or superstition attached to them, and Mr. Leland has not only gathered his material from books, but taken it from the mouths of the people themselves, though it must be said that here and there he spins it out for all it is worth and rather more. Fairies, wizards, fates, and witches play a prominent part in these legends, but human beings with murderous intentions and sharp poniards assist in the action also.CONTENTS:CHARLES GODFREY LELAND - IN PHILADELPHIA AND LONDONPREFACETHE THREE HORNS OF MESSER GUICCIARDINITHE PILLS OF THE MEDICIFURICCHIA, OR THE EGG-WOMAN OF THE MERCATO VECCHIOTHE LANTERNS OF THE STROZZI PALACETHE GOBLIN OF LA VIA DEL CORNOFRATE GIOCONDO, THE MONK OF SANTA MARIA NOVELLATHE LEGEND OF THE CROCE AL TREBBIOTHE TWO FAIRIES OF THE WELLTHE STORY OF THE VIA DELLE SERVE SMARRITETHE BRONZE BOAR OF THE MERCATO NUOVOTHE FAIRY OF THE CAMPANILE, OR THE TOWER OF GIOTTOTHE GOBLIN OF THE TOWER BELLA TRINITA, OR THE PORTA SAN NICCOLOTHE GHOST OF MICHEL ANGELOTHE APPARITION OF DANTELEGENDS OF LA CERTOSALEGENDS OF THE BRIDGES IN FLORENCETHE BASHFUL LOVERLA FORTUNATHE STORY OF THE UNFINISHED PALACETHE DEVIL OF THE MERCATO VECCHIOSEEING THAT ALL WAS RIGHTTHE ENCHANTED COW OF LA VIA VACCHERECCIATHE WITCH OF THE PORTA ALLA CROCETHE COLUMN OF COSIMO, OR DELLA SANTA TRINITALEGENDS OF OR’ SAN MICHELETHE WITCH OF THE ARNOSTORIES OF SAN MINIATOTHE FRIAR’S HEAD OF SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE—THE LADY WHO CONFESSED FOR EVERYBODY—HOLY RELICSBIANCONE, THE GIANT STATUE IN THE SIGNORIATHE RED GOBLIN OF THE BARGELLOLEGENDS OF SAN LORENZO the canon and the debtor, and the cats in the cloisterLEGEND OF THE PIAZZA SAN BIAGIOTHE SPIRIT OF THE PORTA SAN GALLOSTORY OF THE PODESTÀ WHO WAS LONG ON HIS JOURNEYLEGENDS OF THE BOBOLI GARDENS: THE OLD GARDENER, AND THE TWO STATUES AND THE FAIRYHOW LA VIA DELLA MOSCA GOT ITS NAMETHE ROMAN VASETHE UNFORTUNATE PRIESTTHE MYSTERIOUS FIG-TREEIL PALAZZO FERONILA VIA DELLE BELLE DONNETHE WIZARD WITH RED TEETHORPHEUS AND EURYDICEINTIALOCAIN AND HIS WORSHIPPERS