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Petrosinella: Neopolitan Rapunzel Giambattista Basile

Petrosinella: Neopolitan Rapunzel

Giambattista Basile

Published
ISBN : 9780723261964
Hardcover
32 pages
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Stanley offers a Neapolitan version of Rapunzel that predates the Grimms by 200 years. Petrosinella (parsley in Italian) is similar in many ways to the more familiar Grimm tale, but here the women play a more active part in the plot. It isMoreStanley offers a Neapolitan version of Rapunzel that predates the Grimms by 200 years. Petrosinella (parsley in Italian) is similar in many ways to the more familiar Grimm tale, but here the women play a more active part in the plot. It is Petrosinellas pregnant mother (not her father) who steals the parsley from the ogress?the event that leads to the girls imprisonment. Likewise, it is the girl who discovers the secret to her release (three hidden acorns) and who implements the steps that cause the destruction of the enchantress.