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Complete Fairy Tales

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ISBN-10: 0199236836

ISBN-13: 9780199236831

Edition: 2009

Authors: Charles Perrault, Christopher Betts, Gustave Dor�

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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 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 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 ofthe 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 Doré's wonderful illustrations add a further dimension to their imaginative power.
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/8/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 5.43" wide x 8.50" long x 0.04" tall
Weight: 0.990

Paul Gustave Dor� (January 6, 1832 to January 23, 1883) was a French artist, engraver, illustrator and sculptor. Dor� worked primarily with wood engraving and steel engraving. In 1853, Dor� was asked to illustrate the works of Lord Byron. This commission was followed by additional work for British publishers, including a new illustrated English Bible. A decade later, he illustrated a French edition of Cervantes's Don Quixote, and his depictions of the knight and his squire, Sancho Panza, have become so famous that they have influenced subsequent readers, artists, and stage and film directors' ideas of the physical "look" of the two characters. He continued to illustrate books until his death in Paris following a short illness. The city's P�re Lachaise Cemetery contains his grave.