The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault - Penguin Modern Classics

|Short stories

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In eighteenth century France, Charles Perrault rescued from the oral tradition fairy tales that are known and loved even today by virtually all children in the West. Angela Carter came across Perrault's work and set out to adapt the stories for modern readers of English. In breathing new life into these classic fables, she produced versions that live on as classics in their own right, marked as much by her signature wit, irony, and subversiveness as they are by the qualities that have made them universally appealing for centuries.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141189956
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: |Short stories
DEWEY: 843.4
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 78
Weight: 92g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 8mm