The Story of Blue-Beard

The Story of Blue-Beard

Charles Perrault

Classics / Fantasy / Fairy Tales

This book includes original translations of ten short stories for children written by Charles Perrault. He was a French author who laid foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, and whose best known tales, offered as if they were pre-existing folk tales, include Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, Cinderella, and Blue Beard. For example "Little Red Riding Hood" is a famous fairy tale about a young girl and a big bad wolf. The story has been changed considerably in its history and subject to numerous modern adaptations and readings. Perrault\'s most famous stories are still in print today and have been made into operas, ballets, plays, musicals, and movies, both live-action and animation. This edition includes about 50 illustrations. It is a pleasure to publish this new, high quality, and affordable edition.
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Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

Charles Perrault

Classics / Fantasy / Fairy Tales

Although now best known for his stained glass work, Harry Clarke (1889-1931) first found fame as a book illustrator. His illustrations first appeared in print in 1916 and his talent was quickly acknowledged as he became recognised as one of the key illustrators during the golden age of gift-book illustration.The fairy tales were collected by 17th-century French writer Charles Perrault and include such famous tales as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and Puss in Boots.These beloved tales, elegantly arranged alongside Clarke's beautiful illustrations, create a wonderful gift book for readers young and old.
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