The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault


Author: Angela Carter

Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

ISBN: 9780141189956

Category: Fairy tales

Page: 78

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In eighteenth century France, Charles Perrault rescued from the oral tradition fairy tales that are known and loved even today by virtually all children in the West. Angela Carter came across Perrault's work and set out to adapt the stories for modern readers of English. In breathing new life into these classic fables, she produced versions that live on as classics in their own right, marked as much by her signature wit, irony, and subversiveness as they are by the qualities that have made them universally appealing for centuries.

The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault


Author: Charles Perrault

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1508015384

Category: Fiction

Page: 103

View: 1038

Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents. Charles Perrault was a French author best known for his famous fairy tales.Perrault's collected fairy tales include the stories of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, and many others.

The Complete Fairy Tales


Author: Charles Perrault,Christopher Betts

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199585806

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Perrault's fairy tales in a scintillating new translation, including the less familiar verse tales and with illustrations by Gustave Doré. The introduction explores the imaginative power of the stories and the many interpretations to which they have been subject.

Perrault's Fairy Tales


Author: Charles Perrault

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736817975

Category: Fiction

Page: 75

View: 5584

Perrault's Fairy Tales was originaly written in 1697 by Charles Perrault. He was a French author and member of the Académie française. He laid the foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, with his works derived from pre-existing folk tales. The Thirty Four Illustrations by Gustave Dore from the 'Volume Les Contes de Perrault Dessins' by Gustave Dore, 1867. The best known of his tales include Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), Cendrillon (Cinderella), Le Chat Botté (Puss in Boots) and La Barbe bleue (Bluebeard). Many of Perrault's stories were rewritten by the Brothers Grimm, continue to be printed and have been adapted to opera, ballet (such as Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty), theatre, and film (Disney). 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.

Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories

Children's Classics


Author: Charles Perrault

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0804153698

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 146

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"Puss in Boots," "Blue Beard," "Tom Thumb," and other beloved fairy tale classics, as set down by the man who first rescued them from the oral tradition in the 17th century. Contains six color plates and 30 black-and-white illustrations.

Collins Classics: Cinderella and Other Stories


Author: Charles Perrault

Publisher: Fourth Estate

ISBN: 9780008147457


Page: 128

View: 1381

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. 'She promised her godmother that she would not fail to leave the ball before midnight, and away she went, beside herself with delight ...' Charles Perrault's time-honoured stories have been passed down from the seventeenth century to the present day, giving us the classic fairy tales that people of all ages know and adore: Cinderella, with the glass slipper that will fit her foot alone; the princess who is cursed to sleep for a hundred years until true love's kiss wakes her; Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf, and many, many more. Like the Brothers Grimm after him, Perrault took childhood fears and turned them into inspiriting fantasies. Full of humanity and a surprising wit, the impact these fables has had on imaginations young and old cannot be overstated.

The Sleeping Beauty and Other Tales


Author: Charles Perrault

Publisher: The Planet

ISBN: 1908478446


Page: N.A

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The book includes five famous tales of Charles Perrault illustrated by Walter Crane (40 color illustrations): Little Red Riding Hood; The Master Cat, or Puss in Boots; Blue Beard; The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods; Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper. Walter Crane was a prominent book illustrator of the 19th century. In cooperation with Edmund Evans, he designed picture books printed in color, which became the most popular children’s books at the time thanks to their high level of craftsmanship and low price. Crane’s style shows the influence of the art of the Renaissance and Japanese prints (ukiyo-e). He designed his books according to the belief that “children, like the ancient Egyptians, appear to see most things in profile and like definite statements in design. They prefer well-defined forms and bright, frank color. They don’t want to bother about three dimensions. They can accept symbolic representations. They themselves employ drawing... as a kind of picture-writing and eagerly follow a pictured story.” Crane’s work set the standards of taste in the Victorian children’s book industry and earned him the reputation of “the father of the illustrated children’s book”.

Perrault's Fairy Tales


Author: Charles Perrault,Gustave Doré

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486117588

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 117

View: 8544

Here are the original eight stories from the 1697 volume Contes de temps passé by the great Charles Perrault: "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Puss in Boots," and more. Also includes 34 extraordinary full-page engravings by Gustave Doré.



Author: Brian Froud

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781862055582

Category: Fairies

Page: 216

View: 2954

‘This enchanting book explores the realm of elves, pixies, leprechauns, dryads and other mythical creatures. Nearly 200 extraordinary drawings and full-colour paintings combine to produce a book which has stood the test of time since it was first published.’ Kindred Sprit on Faeries. It has been 25 years since Brian Froud and Alan Lee created the delightful, imaginative and surprising Faeries – a book that quickly became a massive international bestseller and went on to sell more than a million copies worldwide. In celebration of Faeries 25th Anniversary, Pavilion is delighted o publish a special edition featuring eight new pages and 20 new pieces of art by Froud and Lee. The artists have also contributed new introductions.



Author: Charles Perrault,Agusti Asensio,Eduard Jose

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9788171818686

Category: Fairy tales

Page: 28

View: 7502

In her haste to flee the palace before the fairy godmother's magic loses effect, Cinderella leaves behind a glass slipper.

Little Red Riding Hood


Author: Charles Perrault

Publisher: Trajectory, Inc.

ISBN: 1620280469

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 33

View: 5597

A classic fairy tale of good and evil, this story follows Little Red Riding Hood into the forest and along the wooded path to deliver a basket of food to her sick grandmother. But she encounters a Big Bad Wolf with an empty stomach and a cunning mind, who has other plans for Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination encouraging a love of reading.

Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned

Enchanted Stories from the French Decadent Tradition


Author: Gretchen Schultz,Lewis Seifert

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400883458

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 6042

The wolf is tricked by Red Riding Hood into strangling her grandmother and is subsequently arrested. Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella do not live happily ever after. And the fairies are saucy, angry, and capricious. Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned collects thirty-six tales, many newly translated, by writers associated with the decadent literary movement, which flourished in France in the late nineteenth century. Written by such creative luminaries as Charles Baudelaire, Anatole France, and Guillaume Apollinaire, these enchanting yet troubling stories reflect the concerns and fascinations of a time of great political, social, and cultural change. Recasting well-known favorites from classic French fairy tales, as well as Arthurian legends and English and German tales, the updated interpretations in this collection allow for more perverse settings and disillusioned perspectives—a trademark style and ethos of the decadent tradition. In these stories, characters puncture the optimism of the naive, talismans don't work, and the most deserving don’t always get the best rewards. The fairies are commonly victims of modern cynicism and technological advancement, but just as often are dangerous creatures corrupted by contemporary society. The collection underlines such decadent themes as the decline of civilization, the degeneration of magic and the unreal, gender confusion, and the incursion of the industrial. The volume editors provide an informative introduction, biographical notes for each author, and explanatory notes throughout. Subverting the conventions of the traditional fairy tale, these old tales made new will entertain and startle even the most disenchanted readers.

Little Red Riding Hood and Other Classic French Fairy Tales


Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780143120230

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 5392

Grimm and Andersen's French predecessors give their revisions--among the earliest in writing--of famous fairy tales, from "Beauty and the Beast" to "Blue Beard."

Mother Goose Refigured

A Critical Translation of Charles Perrault’s Fairy Tales


Author: Christine A. Jones

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814338933

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 3534

Charles Perrault published Histoires ou Contes du temps passé (“Stories or Tales of the Past”) in France in 1697 during what scholars call the first “vogue” of tales produced by learned French writers. The genre that we now know so well was new and an uncommon kind of literature in the epic world of Louis XIV’s court. This inaugural collection of French fairy tales features characters like Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Puss in Boots that over the course of the eighteenth century became icons of social history in France and abroad. Translating the original Histoires ou Contes means grappling not only with the strangeness of seventeenth-century French but also with the ubiquity and familiarity of plots and heroines in their famous English personae. From its very first translation in 1729, Histoires ou Contes has depended heavily on its English translations for the genesis of character names and enduring recognition. This dependability makes new, innovative translation challenging. For example, can Perrault’s invented name “Cendrillon” be retranslated into anything other than “Cinderella”? And what would happen to our understanding of the tale if it were? Is it possible to sidestep the Anglophone tradition and view the seventeenth-century French anew? Why not leave Cinderella alone, as she is deeply ingrained in cultural lore and beloved the way she is? Such questions inspired the translations of these tales in Mother Goose Refigured, which aim to generate new critical interest in heroines and heroes that seem frozen in time. The book offers introductory essays on the history of interpretation and translation, before retranslating each of the Histoires ou Contes with the aim to prove that if Perrault’s is a classical frame of reference, these tales nonetheless exhibit strikingly modern strategies. Designed for scholars, their classrooms, and other adult readers of fairy tales, Mother Goose Refigured promises to inspire new academic interpretations of the Mother Goose tales, particularly among readers who do not have access to the original French and have relied for their critical inquiries on traditional renderings of the tales.

Favorite Fairy Tales

27 Stories by the Brothers Grimm, Andersen, Perrault and Others


Author: M. C. Waldrep

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486498786

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 230

View: 856

Drawn from the rainbow of Andrew Lang’s “color” fairy tale books, this charming anthology features more than 25 traditional tales. Original black-and-white artworks by H. J. Ford illustrate stories of “Cinderella,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Rapunzel,” “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” and other classic fables. Dover Original.



Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Krill Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1518345808

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 5

View: 3219

Cinderella is one of the most famous kids stories in history, and this short story remains a must read for everyone.

Perrault's Fairy Tales - Illustrated by Honor C. Appleton


Author: Charles Perrault

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447490134

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

View: 4956

‘Perrault’s Fairy Tales’ is a wonderful collection of some true classics of children’s literature. Perrault (1628 – 1703) was among the first writers to bring magical children’s stories into the literary mainstream, proving to his original seventeenth century readers that such works were important, enjoyable, as well as thought-provoking. They remain as popular today, as they were then. He is responsible for such famous works as ‘Cinderella’, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’, and ‘Puss in Boots’. ‘Perrault’s Fairy Tales’ are accompanied by the dazzling illustrations of a master of the trade; Honor C. Appleton (1879 – 1951). Appleton illustrated over one-hundred-and-fifty books during the course of her career, with her most famous works including Our Nursery Rhyme Book (1912), Charles Perrault’s Fairy Tales (1919), and the collected stories of Hans Christian Andersen (1922). As her career progressed, she began producing bolder images for literary classics – but her best-loved drawings remain those for the children’s market. Presented alongside the text, Appleton’s enchanting creations serve to further refine and enhance Perrault’s magical storytelling Pook Press celebrates the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration‘ in children’s classics and fairy tales – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.

Green Willow and Other Japanese Fairy Tales


Author: Grace James,Warwick Goble

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 1606600737

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 368

View: 6204

Forty gorgeous watercolor illustrations adorn this hardcover volume, a facsimile of the classic 1910 edition. Thirty-eight stories include "The Good Thunder," "The Star Lovers," "The Beautiful Dancer of Yedo," and many others.

Red Riding Hood


Author: James Marshall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781406342130

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

View: 4659

'Granny isn't feeling up to snuff today, ' says Red Riding Hood's mum, so Red Riding is on her way to the other side of the woods with a tasty custard pie in tow - that will cheer Granny right up. But, suddenly, an irresistably charming wolf appears and insists that Red Riding Hood be escorted to her granny's. Can you guess what happens next