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    Fairy Tales (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Charles Perrault, Translated by A.E. Johnson

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    DescriptionEight of the twelve tales in this book are from the master hand of Charles Perrault (1628-1703). Although Perrault enjoyed much distinction in the French literary circle of the late seventeenth century, his fame today rests upon his authorship of the traditional Tales of Mother Goose, or Stories of Olden Times. And it is true to say that as long as there are children to listen spellbound to the adventures of Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, and that arch rogue Puss in Boots, his memory will endure. Three of the tales, The Ridiculous Wishes, Donkey-Skin and Patient Griselda, are seldom included in Perrault collections as they were written in a very florid verse form. Not only Perrault, but Boccaccio, Chaucer and others have used the story of Patient Griselda. The last story, Beauty and the Beast, again not by Perrault (it was penned by Mme. Leprince de Beaumont 1711-1781), has a similarity of style and celebrity which justifiably merits its inclusion. With the exception of the morals and the three tales taken from verse, the translations are by A. E. Johnson.


 

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    Title
    Fairy Tales
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Perrault, Translated by A.E. Johnson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 7 mm
    Weight: 96 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781840224825
    ISBN 10: 1840224827
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: TRD
    BIC subject category V2: YFJ
    BIC E4L: F11+
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E3N69
    DC21: 398.210944
    DC22: 398.210944
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    05 November 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Herts