The Complete Fairy Tales

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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, 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. 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 flavour of Perrault's world, and the delightful spirit of the originals.
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Publisher
OUP Oxford
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Published on
Oct 14, 2010
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9780191615092
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Classics
Juvenile Fiction / Legends, Myths, Fables / General
Literary Criticism / Children's & Young Adult Literature
Literary Criticism / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
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