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The initiator of the literary fairy tale genre, Charles Perrault, published in 1695 under the name of his son a collection of fairy tales Histoires ou contes du temps passes, avec des moralites, which grew better known under its subtitle, Contes de ma mere l'Oye or Tales of My Mother Goose. Perrault's publication marks the first authenticated starting-point for Mother Goos ...more
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Brad
Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper -- My first Disney surprise of the volume. I had always been under the assumption that Disney’s early fairy tale movies were glossy, post-WWII bastardizations of the earlier versions of the tales. So I was surprised to discover that Charles Perrault’s 17th Century version of Cinderella was, with the exception of an extra ball and a lack of talking mice, the clear source for Walt’s masterpiece. I’ve always been partial to Cinderella (the best princess movie ...more
مالك الرفاعي
هي الحكايات الخالدة الّتي لا تُنسى أبداً، تلك الّتي تُرافقنا في طفولتنا ثمّ نورثُها لأطفالنا وهكذا ...
Islam
أواه على أيام الطفولة البريئة :(
Florencia
Yes. I'm reviewing The Tales Of Mother Goose and I'm not ashamed of it!

So, I was looking at my childhood shelves (yes, that actually exists) this morning and I ended up re-re-re-re-reading Perrault's fairy tales. I decided to write some lines because, well, it's Sunday and I didn't have this book on my GR shelves (even though as a kid, I was a big fan of "the guy who wrote Cinderella"). And by "lines" I mean just one thought. These 17th-century fairy tales are really, honestly, so fucked-up. Wo
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Amandine
Ma mère l'Oye, raconte-moi la Belle au Bois dormant au 17e siècle, le petit chaperon rouge et le terrifiant Barbe bleue... Conte-moi encore une fois... [Relecture et second retour en "enfance"]

Histoires ou contes du temps passés: ces contes en prose étaient un peu trop rapides à mon goût, mais agréables à lire. Les évènements se succèdent, sans réelles descriptions ou développements, et, à force d'être entendus, vus, lus et redits, sont devenus des clichés un peu trop connus. Néanmoins, l'enfant
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Robert Sheppard
FOLKTALES AND FABLES IN WORLD LITERATURE--THE PANCHATANTRA, THE INDIAN AESOP, LA FONTAINE'S FABLES, THE PALI JATAKAS, THE BROTHERS GRIMM, CHARLES PERRAULT'S MOTHER GOOSE, THE CHINESE MONKEY KING, JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS' TAR-BABY & THE AMERINDIAN COYOTE AND TRICKSTER TALES ----FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA GOODREADS—-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF


Folk tales, folk song, folk legend and and folk lore have been with us since time immemorial and
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lia
It is a collection of fairy tales by Charles Perrault. It has all the well known fairy tales - yet different with Grimm's version.

1. Cinderella, or the little glass slipper
2. The sleeping beauty in the woods
3. Little thumb
4. The master cat, or puss in boots
3. Riquet, with the tuft
4. Blue beard
5. The fairy
6. Little red riding-hood

I don't like Riquet the most, i remember reading it when i was a little girl and i got the impression of how unfair the world is. You have two sisters, one is a
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Jodelle Lai
Easy book to read. It contains all the "best" fairy tales.
Rosanna
Dec 21, 2009 Rosanna rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who have take French V or higher
I enjoyed reading the French fairy tales in the first half of the book. The morals were sometimes hard to understand. The second half of the book was written entirely in verse and was sometimes very difficult to follow. This book is not written in modern French. It uses old words and an unusual pattern of capital letters. Parts of the book are written in the passé simple.

J'ai bien aimé les contes français au commençement du livre. Les moralités et les contes en vers était dificile à comprendre.
Simona
The first book I read in 1992 when I was a first grader, the first book I ever owned and loved.
Virginie Gimenez
If you still believe that Walt Disney created Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty, do yourself a favor and read the original tale and if you know French well enough then I would encourage you to read it in French :-)

If French is not your native tongue, you can read the tales for free :-) just click on the link below! I like that link for all the extra info.

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/perrault.html


Nelleke
Dun boekje met bekende sprookjes als roodkapje (waarbij het voor de wolf wel goed afloopt), de schone slaapster, de gelaarze kat, maar ook minder bekende als ezelsvel en blauwbaard. Leuk tussendoor boekje.
April
I believe that this book reminded me of how far tales and stories change from era to era. Not the stories we grew up with or are they?
Pavan Kumar Vavilapalli
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Thomas Andrikus
FRE 481 textbook in Northern Kentucky University.
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Charles Perrault 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, Bluebeard, Hop o' My Thumb), Diamonds and Toads, Patient Griselda, The Ridiculous Wishes...

Perrault's most famous stories are still in print today
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