Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Other Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

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Penguin Books, 2008 - Fiction - 78 pages
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Ten beloved fairy tales, given new life by the one and only Angela Carter

Many classic fairy tale characters might not have survived into the present were it not for Charles Perrault, a seventeenth-century French civil servant who rescued them from the oral tradition and committed them to paper. Three centuries later, Angela Carter, widely regarded as one of England's most imaginative writers, adapted them for contemporary readers. The result is a cornucopia of fantastic characters and timeless adventures, stylishly retold by a modern literary visionary.

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Review: Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella & Other Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, CINDERELLA AND OTHER CLASSIC FAIRY TALES. (1697), Charles Perrault. ****. Charles Perrault (1628-1703) was a seventeenth century French civil servant who wrote these tales down ... Read full review

Review: Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella & Other Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

User Review  - Ch_jank-caporale - Goodreads

In 1976, Angela Carter was commissioned to translate Perrault's "Histoires ou contes du temps passe avec des moralites" (1697). It changed her, and she changed the way we read his tales. This ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Angela Carter (1940 -1992) wrote nine novels and numerous short stories, as well as nonfiction, radio plays, and the screenplay for Neil Jordan's 1984 movie The Company of Wolves, based on her story. She won numerous literary awards, traveled and taught widely in the United States, and lived in London.

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