Novellino of Masuccio – Marco the Piper

A scene from the Novellino by Masuccio Salernitano. Masuccio Salernitano (1410 to 1475), born Tommaso Guardati, was an Italian poet. Born in Salerno or Sorrento, he is best known today for Il Novellino, a collection of 50 short stories, each prefaced by a letter of dedication to a famous person and with an epilogue containing the moral of the story. Marco the Piper

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