Renaissance Comic Tales
of Love, Treachery, and Revenge

Edited and translated by
Valerie Martone & Robert V. Martone

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Introduction

ix

1.

Gentile Sermini

Montanina’s Deception

1

2.

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Sir Giovanni da Prato & Baldina

37

3.

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Bindaccino da Fiesole

42

4.

Giovanni Gherardi Da Prato

Dolcibene

49

5.

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Berto & More

56

6.

Lorenzo De’ Medici

Giacoppo

64

7.

Matteo Bandello

The Twins Nicuola & Paolo

77

8.

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An Ass Tricks the Brothers of Modena

115

9.

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Gonnella Tricks Marquis Niccolo d’Este

120

10.

Masuccio Salernitano

Jealous Ioan Tornese

128

11.

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How Saint Bernardine Was Tricked by Two Men from Salerno

139

12.

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How Two Romans Deceived Sir Floriano of Bologna

147

13.

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How Viola Tried to Satisfy Her Three Lovers on the Same Night

152

14.

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Two Dear Friends

160

15.

Antonfrancesco Grazzini

A Trick Played by the Scheggia on Neri Chiaramontesi

166

16.

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A Trick Played by the Scheggia on Gian Simone Berrettaio

174

Glossary

201

Bibliography

207




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