Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault


By (author) Charles Perrault, Illustrated by Harry Clarke


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  • Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 200mm x 260mm x 19mm | 837g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Dublin
  • ISBN 10: 0717154084
  • ISBN 13: 9780717154081
  • Sales rank: 61,485

Product description

This long unavailable collection of Classic Fairy Tales has been updated for a modern readership and the stories are accompanied by the stunning illustrations of Irish artist Harry Clarke. Although now best known for his stained glass work, Harry Clarke (1889-1931) first found fame as a book illustrator. His illustrations first appeared in print in 1916 and his talent was quickly acknowledged as he became recognised as one of the key illustrators during the golden age of gift-book illustration. The fairy tales were collected by 17th century French writer Charles Perrault and include such famous tales as Mother Goose, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and Puss in Boots. These beloved tales have been set alongside Clarke's beautiful illustrations to create a wonderful gift book for children young and old.

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Author information

Although best known for his stained glass work, Harry Clarke (1889-1931) first found fame as a book illustrator. His edition of The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen (reissued by Gill & Macmillan in 2011) was followed by illustrated editions of Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination, The Years at the Spring, Charles Perrault's Fairy Tales of Perrault, and Goethe's Faust.

Table of contents

Introduction Charles Perrault (biography / the work of Perrault) by Charles Bodkin The work of Harry Clarke * Little Red Riding Hood * The Fairy * Blue Beard * The Sleeping Beauty * Puss in Boots * Cinderella * Riquet with the Tuft * Tom Thumb * The Ridiculous Wishes * Donkey Skin * The Life of Charles Perrault