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Oct 01, 2012 Emily Mellow rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
These are great classic French fairy tales. Sometimes we get some pretty dud fairy tale books, stories that are just weird and irrelevant. But this one? Pretty much every story features a talking cat, which is great, and all the stories read well.
Madame d'Aulnoy (Marie-Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville, Baroness d'Aulnoy) (1650/1651–4 January 1705) was a French writer known for her fairy tales. When she termed her works contes de fées (fairy tales, or literally, "Tales of the Fairies."), she originated the term that is now generally used for the genre. Her 'fairy tales' were written in a style suitable for entertaining in adult salon gather ...moreMore about Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy...