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The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault (original 1697; edition 2012)

by Charles Perrault, Harry Clarke (Illustrator)

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Title:The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault
Authors:Charles Perrault
Other authors:Harry Clarke (Illustrator)
Collections:Read but unowned
Tags:fairy tales, France, short stories, fantasy, read in 2012

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Perrault's Complete Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault (1697)

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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 |
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 |
The stories are beautiful enough, but the Dore illustrations are breathtaking... ( )
  ftmckinstry | Apr 22, 2014 |
This contains not only the regular tales, but also three summaries of poems, one of which (Donkey's Skin) was the basis of a recent fantasy. Of the original stories, my personal favorite is Puss in Boots. Some of the others e.g. Hop o;my thumb, are rather grisly. ( )
  antiquary | Dec 29, 2013 |
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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
Doré, GustaveIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grabianski, JanuszIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Johnson, A. E.Translatorsecondary 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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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486223116, Paperback)

Original versions of "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Little Red Riding Hood," and more. With 34 magnificent illustrations by Gustave Doré.

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"Counter Original versions of "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Little Red Riding Hood," and more. With 34 wonderful illustrations by Gustave Dore" http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0704/72079522-d.html.

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