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Article Title

Seven Brooms

Authors

Jack Zipes

Abstract

"Seven Brooms" is a retelling of a Neapolitan tale, "Cunto d' 'e duie mercante" ("The Tale of Two Merchants"), which was originally recorded from oral tradition and published in the late nineteenth century. Based on a tale that involves family rivalries, class differences, and a valorous daughter, this literary retelling in colloquial English incorporates significant changes that create more color, clarity, and consistency, and that stress the feminist feature of the story.

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