Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault : [Complete & Illustrated]

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Charles Perrault was born more than 300 years ago, in 1628. He wrote many books, but he will be remembered forever for just one: Stories or Tales from Times Past, with Morals: Tales of Mother Goose. The book contained only eight fairy tales, and they have become classics around the world. You have probably heard some of these stories in your own life! - Sleeping Beauty - Little Red Riding Hood - Blue Beard - Puss In Boots - The Fairies - Cinderella - Ricky With The Tuft - Little Tom Thumb Many of these stories were already well-known to people even in Charles Perrault's time, but they had never been written down. They were stories told orally (which means spoken out loud), around the fire or at bedtime, to entertain and teach children. Some stories that Perrault wrote down were popular all over Europe, and some were also written down later in Germany as Grimm Fairy Tales. Cinderilla; or, The Little Glass Slipper: "ONCE there was a gentleman who married, for his se-cond wife, the proudest and most haughty woman that was ever seen. She had, by a former husband, two daughters of her own humour and they were indeed exactly like her in all things. He had likewise, by another wife, a young daughter, but of unparalleled goodness and sweetness of temper, which she took from her mother, who was the best creature in the world.."show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 9.65mm | 254.01g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514652641
  • 9781514652640
  • 1,556,190

About Charles Perrault

harles Perrault (1628 - 1703) was a French author and member of the Academie francaise. He laid the foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, with his works derived from pre-existing folk tales. The best known of his tales include Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), Cendrillon (Cinderella), Le Chat Botte (Puss in Boots), La Belle au bois dormant (The Sleeping Beauty) and La Barbe bleue (Bluebeard). Some of Perrault's versions of old stories may have influenced the German versions published by the Brothers Grimm 200 years later. The stories continue to be printed and have been adapted to opera, ballet (such as Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty), theatre, and film. Perrault was an influential figure in the 17th-century French literary scene, and was the leader of the Modern faction during the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns."show more

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