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Isabella Anderton (1858-1904) is an English folklorist, whose collections of Tuscan tales testify to the attraction of Italian folk culture for British travellers of the wealthy classes. Although her articles and her posthumous book, Tuscan Folk Lore and Sketches (1905), do not reveal the conditions of her ethnography, she maintains privileged relations with the peasants of the Pistoia mountain region — considered particularly untouched by modernity — which would have been less likely in her own country.

Keywords: Folklore | Ethnography | United Kingdom | Italy | Tuscany | Folk tales

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