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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)
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Tags:fairy tales, france, short stories, fantasy, read in 2012

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  skullduggery | May 11, 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 |
The Bluebeard tale was for sure my favorite, although there are other good stories as well. I can't wait to read this in its original French.
  Melumebelle | Aug 8, 2013 |
When I was very young, my grandmother had a set of very small books with uncut pages. One of the books was an early edition of Charles Perrault's fairy tales with hand-printed woodblock prints. Naturally I cut the pages and read the stories which were bloody and didn't always have nice endings and at least one of the ugly sisters tumbled into a well to be devoured by snakes. These stories, before Disney got them, were wonderful. Children like blood and guts as much as they like marshmallows and cuddly bears, but today everything is sanitised for them. I wonder why - the policy has not decreased the amount of violence in the world by one jot.

My grandmother, not very pleased at my cutting the pages on these valuable books, gave them to me and for years they were stored in my attic. But when I sold my flat in London, they were either thrown out for trash or stolen. Sad. ( )
  Petra.Xs | Apr 2, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Charles Perraultprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
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
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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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