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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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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 |
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 |
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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
Samber, RobertTranslatorsecondary 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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