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The Complete Fairy Tales

Charles Perrault
Translated by Christopher Betts

October 2010

ISBN: 9780199585809

256 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £7.99

Perrault's fairy tales in a scintillating new translation, including the less familiar verse tales and with illustrations by Gustave Doré. The introduction explores the imaginative power of the stories and the many interpretations to which they have been subject.

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Perrault's fairy tales in a scintillating new translation, including the less familiar verse tales and with illustrations by Gustave Doré. The introduction explores the imaginative power of the stories and the many interpretations to which they have been subject.

  • The only complete edition of all Perrault's tales both in prose and verse, in an entirely new translation, illustrated by Gustave Doré.
  • Perrault's fairy tales established the versions of Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding- Hood and others that we know today, and also include the verse tales Griselda, Three Silly Wishes, and the notorious Donkey-Skin.
  • The tales are accompanied by a fascinating introduction that explores the genesis of the stories and why they have such great imaginative power, their relationship to other versions and the many interpretations to which they have been subject.
  • Includes 26 stunning illustrations by Gustave Doré.
  • Includes appendices on related tales and selected variants, bibliography, chronology, and notes.

About the Author(s)

Charles Perrault

Translated by Christopher Betts, Retired Senior Lecturer, University of Warwick

Table of Contents

    The History of Griselda
    Three Silly Wishes
    Donkey-Skin
    The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood
    Little Red Riding-Hood
    Bluebeard
    Puss in Boots
    The Fairies
    Cinderella
    Ricky the Tuft
    Hop o'my Thumb

Reviews

"Bett's new edition positions Perrault in relation to the many other tales in circulation before and after, offering helpful comparisions." - Margaret Reynolds

"Bett's new translation of the tales is subtle and clever." - Margaret Reynolds, The Times