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Charles Perrault was born in Paris on January 12, 1628. He was the son of an upper-class burgeois family and attended the best schools, becoming a lawyer in 1651. After being a lawyer for some time, he was appointed chief clerk in the king's building, superintendent's office in 1664. While there, he induced Colbert to establish a fund called Liste des Bienfaits du Roi, to give pensions to writers and savants not only in France but in Europe. He took part in the creation of the Academy of Sciences as well as the restoration of the Academy of Painting. When the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres was founded by Colbert in 1663, Perrault was made secretary for life. Having written but a few popular poems, he was elected to the French Academy in 1671, and on the day of his inauguration he invited the public to be admitted to the meeting, a privilege that has ever since been continued. Perrault laid the foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, with his works derived from pre-existing folk tales. The best known of his tales include Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), Cendrillon (Cinderella), Le Chat Botté (Puss in Boots), La Belle au bois dormant (The Sleeping Beauty) and La Barbe bleue (Bluebeard). His stories continue to be printed and have been adapted to opera, ballet (for example, Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty), theatre, and film. He also wrote Parallèles des Anciens et des Modernes (the Parallels between the Ancients and the Moderns), from 1688 to 1697, which compared the authors of antiquity unfavorably to more modern writers, and caused a debate that lasted for years. Charles Perrault died on May 16, 1703. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Perrault's Complete Fairy Tales
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Strictly C. Perrault could also refer to Claude Perrault, so it may have to be separated out at some stage.

Puss in Boots 1,342 copies, 86 reviews
Perrault's Complete Fairy Tales 1,279 copies, 21 reviews
Contes 376 copies, 4 reviews
Little Red Riding Hood 182 copies, 9 reviews
The Sleeping Beauty 179 copies, 6 reviews
Le Petit Poucet 110 copies, 2 reviews
Bluebeard 74 copies, 1 review
The Three Wishes 71 copies, 1 review
The Sleeping Beauty 65 copies, 3 reviews
Perrault's Fairy Tales 37 copies, 2 reviews
Peau d'Âne 31 copies
Les fées 18 copies
La Cenicienta 14 copies
Cinderella 11 copies
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Contes 2 copies
Cinderella 2 copies
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The Classic Fairy Tales [Norton Critical Edition] (Contributor) 896 copies, 4 reviews
Maleficent [2014 film] (Original Story) 445 copies, 5 reviews
Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella 392 copies, 49 reviews
Tasha Tudor Book of Fairy Tales (Contributor) 258 copies, 1 review
The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature Set (Contributor) 186 copies, 3 reviews
The Fairy Tales (some editions) 142 copies, 3 reviews
QPB Illustrated Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales (Contributor) 137 copies, 1 review
Witches' Brew (Contributor) 108 copies
Wolf's Complete Book of Terror (Contributor) 70 copies, 2 reviews
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Charles Perrault was born to a wealthy bourgeois family in Paris. He attended the best schools and was always top of his class. He chose the law as a career, and also worked with his older brother Jean collecting taxes for the city of Paris. His brother Claude Perrault became a prominent architect of the Louvre. King Louis XIV liked Charles Perrault and gave him several appointments and positions, including looking after royal buildings, designing tapestries, and writing poems. Perrault was elected to the Académie Française in 1671, and opened up the induction ceremony to the public for the first time. In 1672, he married Marie Guichon and the couple had several children. After she died in 1678, he gave up his public life to educate their children. He was nearly 70 years old when he published the book for which he's best remembered today, Contes de ma mère l’oye (Tales of Mother Goose, 1697). It contained eight classic fairy tales that continue to be beloved by adults and children and have inspired many other works, including Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Cinderella, and Tom Thumb. Many of the stories were well-known oral tales in Perrault’s time, but had never been written down before.
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Strictly C. Perrault could also refer to Claude Perrault, so it may have to be separated out at some stage.

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