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The Fairy Tales in Verse and Prose/Les…

The Fairy Tales in Verse and Prose/Les contes en vers et en prose: A… (original 1697; edition 2003)

by Charles Perrault, Stanley Appelbaum (Editor)

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An illustrated collection of eleven tales including such familiar titles as "Cinderella" and "Sleeping Beauty" and less familiar ones such as "Tufty Ricky" and "The Fairies."
Title:The Fairy Tales in Verse and Prose/Les contes en vers et en prose: A Dual-Language Book
Authors:Charles Perrault
Other authors:Stanley Appelbaum (Editor)
Info:Dover Publications (2003), Edition: Bilingual, Paperback, 256 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:fairy tales and folklore, dover, literary fairy tales, french, perrault, dover folklore and myth, folklore collections, fairy tales folklore and mythology, bedroom library

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The Tales of Mother Goose (As First Collected by Charles Perrault in 1696) by Charles Perrault (1697)


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My Dover version of this book published in 1969 contains the 8 stories of Charles Perrault published in "Histoires ou contes du temps passé, avec des moralitez", Paris, 1697 with 34 illustrations by Gustave Dore and the verse morals. Apparently there are other versions of this collection; some have more stories, some don't have the morals and some don't have the Dore illustrations.
  Mapguy314 | Jun 24, 2019 |
Charles Perrault's fairy tales with a moral at the end of each one along with three additional tales by Mme. Leprince de Beaumont and Mme. Aulnoy are included. Whether the last three are each by both writers or one is by one and two by the other is left unclear in the dust jacket comments. Nor does it say who the "others' are who also translated the stories. The Prefatory Note explains that "The Ridiculous Wishes," "Donkey-Skin" and "Patient Griselda" were originally written in "a rather florid and diffuse verse form" and, hence, not usually included in collections of Perrault's fairy tales; they have been "paraphrased" here by the other translators, who also did the morals. The preface's unattributed author notes that "Patient Griselda" appears in works by Boccaccio and Chaucer. Mme. Leprince de Beaumont wrote "Beauty and the Beast" and Mme. Aulnoy the final two stories.
The reviews in LibraryThing mention illustrations by Dore. This book does not have them. It also does not have comments at the end.
It contains:
The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods
Puss in Boots
Little Tom Thumb
The Fairies
Ricky of the Tuft
Little Red Riding Hood
Blue Beard
The Ridiculous Wishes
Patient Griselda
Beauty and the Beast
The Friendly Frog
Princess Rosette
  raizel | Feb 26, 2016 |
These were interesting and quite different from what we expect from Mother Goose. It's not something I'd want to read more of, though. ( )
  AmandaL. | Jan 16, 2016 |
i didn't realize that perrault had written so few stories. anderson and grimm have huge volumes. it's interesting to see the differences in stories. an interesting history by betts. i chose this book because it was illustrated by dore. we saw his great summer exhibition at the nag this past summer. ( )
  mahallett | Dec 11, 2014 |
This is a brilliant book, with amazing but terrifying engravings by Dore. This edition of Perrault's fairy tales also include morals which read like rhyming verse, my favourite was the LRRH moral. This book is well worth the money if you are interested in fairy tales and the associated illustrations.
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  Cynical_Ames | Sep 23, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Charles Perraultprimary authorall editionscalculated
Clarke, HarryIllustratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Appelbaum, StanleyEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Betts, ChristopherTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Biet, ChristianContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bihannic, SergeIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brighelli, Jean-PaulContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Doré, GustaveIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Doré, GustaveIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Galeron, HenriCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grabianski, JanuszIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Johnson, Mrs. A. E.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Prévot, JacquesIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rispail, Jean-LucContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Robinson, W. HeathIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Samber, RobertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tønnesson, BirgitIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tønnesson, BirgitTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Once upon a time there lived a king and queen who were grieved, more grieved than words can tell, because they had no children.
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The Oxford world classics edition 9780199585809 contains "Tales in verse" not included in the Dover edition 0486223116. These should perhaps be separated. What do other editions contain?
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Introduction p.11

Sleeping Beauty p.15

Little Red Riding Hood p.30

Bluebeard p.35

Puss-in-Boots p.45

The Fairies p.54

Cinderella p.60

Tufty Ricky p.70

Hop o' My Thumb p.82

Patient Griselda p.96

Donkeyskin p.108

The Foolish Wishes p.118

About the Stories p.123
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