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Perrault's Fairy Tales Hardcover – August 20, 2015
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About the Author
Charles Perrault (1628-1703) was a French author best known for his contribution to the creation of the fairy-tale genre. His most notable works include "Little Red Riding Hood," "Cinderella," "Puss in Boots," "The Sleeping Beauty," and "Bluebeard." Many of his tales have been adapted into operas, ballets, plays, and films. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
And the stories are good also. Well, okay, actually they're a bit horrific, like an old-fashioned, pre-Disney fairy tale ought to be. My favorite version of Cinderella is in this book. The writing style is deliciously old-fashioned but still easy to read and enjoy.
If you are interested enough to be reading this review, then you definitely should get this book.
Basically it's a book of a few well-known and high-quality fairy tales that have appeal and appropriateness for all ages. The language is a bit old fashioned, as is some of the spelling ('inchant' rather than 'enchant,' for example) but it's definitely worth reading.
Although, the word 'faggot' is used in the text to refer to sticks, which is historically what it meant, but if you're sensitive, that might be something to consider.
There's an active table of contents, no illustrations (but the captions are left in the text to tease), the page numbers are left in the text, and the first letter of every story is mysteriously dropped. Oh, and the very last line of the last story was in an illustration, so that's missing.
The stories included are:
Little Red Riding Hood (Sans woodcutter)
The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods
The Master Cat; or, Puss in Boots
Cinderilla; or, the Little Glass Slipper
The Ridiculous Wishes