HWL. Saggi de' Novellieri italiani d'ogni secolo: tratti da' più celebri scrittori, con brevi notizie intorno alla vita di ciascheduno (Boston: Presso Gray e Bowen, 1832).


*AC85.L8605.832s (A) Gift of William Augustus White, 1917. Houghton Library.

Longfellow's anthology of Italian short stories, with selections ranging from Giovanni Boccaccio's "Fra Cipolla" to the "Fantasmi Notturni" by the eighteenth-century philosopher Francesco Soave. Among Longfellow's selections was Niccolò Machiavelli's misogynistic but entertaining Favola: Belfagor arcidiavolo che prese moglie (1469), a novella about a devil who gets married and finds out that he prefers Hell to the infernal reality of married life ("Belphegor" is among the texts studied by the high-strung Roderick Usher in Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher").