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Author Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703.
Title Contes des fées. English
The complete fairy tales / Charles Perrault ; translated with an introduction and notes by Christopher Betts.
Imprint Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.

Author Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703.
Series Oxford world's classics hardbacks
Oxford world's classics hardbacks.
Subject Fairy tales -- France.
Children's stories, French -- Translations into English.
Alt Name Betts, C. J.
Description 1 online resource (li, 204 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents History of Griselda -- Letter to M. ..., on sending him The history of Griselda -- Three silly wishes -- Donkey-skin -- To Mademoiselle -- The sleeping beauty in the wood -- Little Red Riding-Hood -- Bluebeard -- Puss in boots -- The fairies -- Cinderella -- Ricky the Tuft -- Hop o' my thumb -- Appendix A : Selected tales related to Perrault's Contes -- Appendix B : Early versions of the last part of Sleeping Beauty and of The fairies.
Note Translated from the French.
Summary Charles Perrault's versions gave classic status to the humble fairy tale, and it is in his telling that the stories of Little Red Riding-Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and the rest have been passed down from the seventeenth century to the present day. Perrault's tales were enjoyed in the salons of Louis XIV as much as they were loved in the nursery, and it is their wit, humour, and lively detail that capture the imagination of adult and child alike. They transmute into vividfantasies the hidden fears and conflicts by which children are affected: fears of abandonment, or worse, conflicts wit.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191571589 (electronic bk.)
019157158X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 516313953
Additional Format Print version: Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703. Contes des fées. English. Complete fairy tales. Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009 9780199236831 (DLC) 2009009571 (OCoLC)317288212

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