The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

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Courier Corporation, 2012 - Fiction - 192 pages
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In the late 17th century, French author Charles Perrault helped definethe fairy tale genre, transforming what had previously been an oral tradi-tion. This magnificent hardcover reproduces his captivating renditions of “Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and ten other childhood favorites. Twenty-four graceful, witty illustrations by Irish art-ist Harry Clarke include full-color, pen-and-ink, and silhouette images. Introduction by art historian Thomas Bodkin. A Calla Edition, originally published by George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., London, 1922.
 

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Contents

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LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD
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CINDERILLA AND HER PRINCE FrontIspzm
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THE FAIRY
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WHAT Is THIS I sEE? SAID HER MOTHER
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WHAT Is NOT THE KEY 01 MY CLOSET AMONG THE REST?
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AT THIs VERY INSTANT THE YOUNG FAIRY GAME OUT FROM
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THE PRINCE ENQUIREs or THE AGED COUNTRYMAN facing 54
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THE SLEEPING BEAUTY IN THE WOOD
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THE MARQUIs GAVE HIS HAND TO THE PRINCESS
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AWAY SHE DROVE scARcE ABLE T0 GGNTAIN HERSELF FOR JOY
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CINDERILLA OR THE LITTLE GLASS SLIPPER
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LITTLE THUMB
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DONKEYSKIN
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Charles Perrault (1628–1703), a lawyer and member of the French Academy, attained immortality with his 1697 publication of Tales of Mother Goose, a new and skillful treatment of traditional folklore that served as inspiration for the Brothers Grimm.
A leading figure in the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement, Harry Clarke (1889–1931) began his career as an award-winning stained glass artist. In a style that recalls Aubrey Beardsley and Kay Nielsen, he illustrated the works of Hans Christian Andersen, Poe, Goethe, and others.

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