Perrault's Complete Fairy Tales. Charles Perrault, A. E. Johnson, W. Heath Robinson, Trans., Illust.

Perrault's Complete Fairy Tales

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1961.

Hardcover. 9 1/2" X 6 1/2". vii, 183pp. Wear to unclipped dust jacket with rubbing, toning, and chipping to covers, corners, and edges. Sunning to spine of jacket. Bound in blue cloth over baords with spine lettered in black. Scattered rubbing to covers, edges, and spine. Fabric at head at tail of spine has been rubbed away. Slight warping to vertical edges of boards. Faint dust-spotting to edges of text block. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. With color frontispiece and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

"Oh grandmama, what great big teeth you have!"

Charles Perrault's versions gave classic status to the humble fairy tale, and it is in his telling that the stories of Little Red Riding-Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and the rest have been passed down from the seventeenth century to the present day. Perrault's tales were enjoyed in the salons of Louis XIV as much as they were loved in the nursery, and it is their wit, humor, and lively detail that capture the imagination of adult and child alike. They transmute into vivid fantasies the hidden fears and conflicts by which children are affected: fears of abandonment, or worse, conflicts with siblings and parents, and the trials of growing up.(Publisher). Good / good. Item #10123

Price: $25.00