Perrault's Fairy Tales

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Creator

Charles Perrault, compiler
A.E. Johnson, translator
Gustave Doré, illustrator

Publisher

New York: Dover Publications, [1969]

Description

Charles Perrault began collecting fairy tales in 1695. His work greatly influenced the Brothers Grimm when they began collecting fairy tales more than a century later. This book contains the eight stories originally published in Perrault’s Histoires ou contes du temps passé with 19th century illustrations by Gustave Doré. The featured story, “Bluebeard” demonstrates that fairy tales were not always children’s stories, for its themes include murder and violence against women. The work also imparts morals to the reader that depict interpretations of the classic stories contemporary to their 1919 publication.

Provenance

"Contains the eight stories of Charles Perrault published in Histoires ou contes du temps passé, avec des moralitéz, Paris, 1697. Translations of stories are from Old-time stories told by Master Charles Perrault, translated by A. E. Johnson ... 1921. Translations of verse morals are from Perrault's fairy tales, newly translated by S. R. Littlewood ... 1912 ... illustrations by Gustave Doré from the volume Les contes de Perrault, dessins par Gustave Doré, originally published ... 1867."