Excerpt from Florentine Tales: With Modern Illustrations
Three of the stories in this volume have appeared before; but one of these three, "The Abbot of Florence," has been entirely re-written. The Poems of "Salvestra" and "Fiorante" have also received revision. Four of the remaining five are now, for the first time, published. The title of the volume, which previously confessed its obligations to Boccaccio, is now properly altered; the Author being indebted to him in the present issue for three subjects only out of the eight. The more generic appellation of "Florentine Tales" has therefore been preferred.
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