Thomas Crane was an American scholar and writer, mostly known as a collector and publisher of folk-tales and legends. A master of many languages, Crane translated French, Italian and Spanish legends, having become one of the most popular adapters of children’s fairy tales. “The king who wanted a beautiful wife” is a legend, included in the “Italian Popular Tales” collection. The story is about one king, who wants to marry. But his wife must be more beautiful than the sun, and no matter how many maidens he saw, none was beautiful enough to suit him. So he calls his trusty servant, and commands him to seek everywhere and see whether he could find a beautiful girl. Could the servant find the wife for king and who will it be? Read the tale to know. Enjoy the interesting and exciting folk-tales that will make fascinating reading for you and your children!