The Complete Fairy Tales

The Complete Fairy Tales

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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 thesalons 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 vivid fantasies the hidden fears and conflicts by which children are affected: fears of abandonment, or worse,conflicts with siblings and parents, and the trials of growing up. This new translation by Christopher Betts exactly captures the tone and flavour of Perrault's world, and the delightful spirit of the originals.In addition to the familiar stories, this edition also includes the three verse tales - the troubling account of patient Griselda, the comic Three Silly Wishes, and the notorious Donkey-Skin. The introduction explores the nature of the stories and how they have been interpreted; Gustave Dore'swonderful illustrations add a further dimension to their imaginative power.
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9780199236831
0199236836
Branch Call Number: 843.4 PERRAUL
Characteristics: li, 204 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Betts, C. J.

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