Stories from Pentamerone

Giambattista BASILE (c. 1575 - 1632)

This is one of the oldest written collections of fairy tales. Although the names are different, listeners should recognise many of the stories as the basis of modern fairy tales. Be warned however, that these stories are a lot more violent and gruesome then the Disney versions you may be familiar with. Parents should listen to the files to gauge their suitability before allowing children to listen to them.


(written by Joy Chan)

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 How the Tales came to be told Joy Chan
00:16:38
Play 02 The Myrtle Joy Chan
00:17:38
Play 03 Peruonto Joy Chan
00:14:35
Play 04 Vardiello Joy Chan
00:13:14
Play 05 The Flea Joy Chan
00:12:15
Play 06 Cenerentola Joy Chan
00:13:02
Play 07 The Merchant Joy Chan
00:12:06
Play 08 Goat-Face Joy Chan
00:13:07
Play 09 The Enchanted Doe Joy Chan
00:13:02
Play 10 Parsley Joy Chan
00:08:03
Play 11 The Three Sisters Joy Chan
00:11:27
Play 12 Violet Joy Chan
00:11:00
Play 13 Pippo Joy Chan
00:10:44
Play 14 The Serpent Joy Chan
00:18:02
Play 15 The She-Bear Joy Chan
00:16:14
Play 16 The Dove Joy Chan
00:19:00
Play 17 Cannetella Joy Chan
00:14:55
Play 18 Corvetto Joy Chan
00:12:00
Play 19 The Booby Joy Chan
00:14:05
Play 20 The Stone in the Cock's Head Joy Chan
00:11:35
Play 21 The Three Enchanted Princes Joy Chan
00:15:17
Play 22 The Dragon Joy Chan
00:21:15
Play 23 The Two Cakes Joy Chan
00:13:51
Play 24 The Seven Doves Joy Chan
00:25:19
Play 25 The Raven Joy Chan
00:24:24
Play 26 The Months Joy Chan
00:10:25
Play 27 Pintosmalto Joy Chan
00:12:38
Play 28 The Golden Root Joy Chan
00:19:14
Play 29 Sun, Moon, and Talia Joy Chan
00:10:00
Play 30 Nennillo and Nennella Joy Chan
00:11:57
Play 31 The Three Citrons Joy Chan
00:21:56
Play 32 Conclusion Joy Chan
00:04:59