Charles Perrault

Charles Perrault was a French author and member of the Académie Française who laid the foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, with his works derived from pre-existing folk tales. He is best known for his book 'Histoires ou contes du temps passé,' published in 1697, which includes the famous stories 'Cinderella,' 'Little Red Riding Hood,' 'Sleeping Beauty,' and 'Puss in Boots.' Perrault's versions became canonical for many of these classic tales, and his work had a significant influence on the development of children's literature in Europe.


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  1. 1. The Complete Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault

    This book is a comprehensive collection of classic fairy tales, featuring enchanting stories that have been passed down through generations. It includes beloved tales such as "Cinderella", "Sleeping Beauty", "Little Red Riding Hood", "Puss in Boots", and "Bluebeard", among others. Each story is rich in fantasy, moral lessons, and iconic characters, making it a timeless treasure for both children and adults.