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Giambattista Basile

The Tale of Tales Sweepstakes!

Penguin Classics has just released a new edition of Giambattista Basile's The Tale of Tales, and we want to send you a copy! Before the Brothers Grimm, before Charles Perrault, before Hans Christian Andersen, there was Giambattista Basile, a seventeenth-century poet from Naples, Italy, whom the Grimms credit with recording the first national collection of fairy tales.