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Complete Fairy Tales - Reissue (Oxford World's Classics) by Charles Perrault (Hardcover)

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"Oh grandmama, what great big teeth you have!"

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, humor, 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.

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. This translation by Christopher Betts captures the tone and flavor of Perrault's world, and the delightful spirit of the originals.
Edition: Reissue
Number of Pages: 204 p. ;
Genre: Literary Criticism, Literary Collections
Sub-Genre: European, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Series Title: Oxford World's Classics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Book theme: French
Author: Charles Perrault
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 2018
TCIN: 53628508
UPC: 9780198817970
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-6105
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