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The glass slipper : Charles Perrault's Tales of times past : Translated by John Bierhorst

Perrault, Charles & Miller, Michael (Illustrator)

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ISBN 10: 0590076035 / ISBN 13: 9780590076036
Published by New York: Four Winds Press (1981), 1981
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An exceptional copy in an equally fine publisher's bold red slip-case. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 114 pages; Description: 114 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. Subjects: Children's stories, French -- Translations into English Fairy tales -- Fairy tales -- France. Summary: This is a collection of eight fairy tales originally written in 17th century France. The stories include the familiar "Sleeping Beauty" and "Little Red Riding Hood," but both with unfamiliar endings. Other stories include the incredibly gory "Bluebeard," the esoteric "Rickety Topknot," and the didactic "Diamonds and Toads." The stories highlight traditional themes such as obedience and kindness, but are often subverted by complicated plot twists (the moral of "Bluebeard" is particularly hard to decipher). Unlike their more familiar, sanitized, modernized counterparts, these fairy tales are gruesome stories with a wry sense of humor and without sentimentality - though they all begin "once upon a time," few end "happily ever after." 1 Kg. 114 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 180516

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Title: The glass slipper : Charles Perrault's Tales...

Publisher: New York: Four Winds Press (1981)

Publication Date: 1981

Edition: First Edition.

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A modern translation of eight well-known fairy tales including "Sleeping Beauty," "Puss in Boots," "Little Red Riding Hood," and "Cinderella."

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