Chronicles of the Three Sisters [illustrated] - Forgotten Fairytales Vol. 1 by Mark Lemon, Charles Bennett
~~ includes more than 30 illustrations ~~
From the Editor's Preface:
Chronicles of the Three Sisters is a tale unfamiliar to most readers today. It is, however, in good company with other classic fairytales such as Cinderella, Repunzel, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. These stories were published together in The Pentamero by Giambattista Basile in 1636. Though Basile recorded and produced the earliest known publication of The Three Sisters (then titled The Three Animal Kings), it has been around for generations prior to Basile, handed down orally in ancient places like Crete and Venice. The story was continuously adapted by the likes of Musäus, Perrault, the Brothers Grimm and, eventually, this version penned by Mark Lemon and illustrated by Charles H. Bennett in 1868.