Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories

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Everyman's Library Children's Classics, 1996 - Fairy tales - 134 pages
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Review: Little Red Riding Hood

User Review  - Lindsay Allison - Goodreads

Cute, quick little story. Again, it's nice to be reading fairy tales in class. Read full review

Review: Little Red Riding Hood

User Review  - Dulce Coronado - Goodreads

This version was horrible at the end of the story it's says and I quote " And, with these words, he sprang out of bed and GOBBLED up little red riding hood". The wolf ate her!!! Gosh I totally didn't like this version at all! I will not have this book be read to young children! Dislike!!! Read full review

About the author (1996)

Charles Perrault was born in Paris on January 12, 1628. He was the son of an upper-class burgeois family and attended the best schools, becoming a lawyer in 1651. After being a lawyer for some time, he was appointed chief clerk in the king's building, superintendent's office in 1664. While there, he induced Colbert to establish a fund called Liste des Bienfaits du Roi, to give pensions to writers and savants not only in France but in Europe. He took part in the creation of the Academy of Sciences as well as the restoration of the Academy of Painting. When the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres was founded by Colbert in 1663, Perrault was made secretary for life. Having written but a few popular poems, he was elected to the French Academy in 1671, and on the day of his inauguration he invited the public to be admitted to the meeting, a privilege that has ever since been continued. Perrault laid the foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, with his works derived from pre-existing folk tales. The best known include Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood) and La Barbe bleue (Bluebeard). His stories continue to be printed and have been adapted to opera, ballet (for example, Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty), theatre, and film. He also wrote Parallčles des Anciens et des Modernes (the Parallels between the Ancients and the Moderns), from 1688 to 1697, which compared the authors of antiquity unfavorably to more modern writers, and caused a debate that lasted for years. Charles Perrault died on May 16, 1703.

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