Charles Perrault


Born
in Paris, France
January 12, 1628

Died
May 16, 1703


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 and have been made into operas, ballets (e.g., Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty), plays, musicals, and films, both live-action and animation.

The Brothers Grimm retold their own versions of some of Perrault's fairy tales.

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Perrault's Fairy Tales

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4.14 avg rating — 13,077 ratings — published 1697 — 695 editions
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Puss in Boots

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Cinderella, or The Little G...

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Little Red Riding Hood

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3.75 avg rating — 1,040 ratings — published 1697 — 155 editions
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Sleeping Beauty: Classics I...

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Beauty and the Beast

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La Barbe Bleue

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البنت والأسد

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3.85 avg rating — 277 ratings — published 1984
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Sleeping Beauty and Other C...

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Cinderella, And Other Tales...

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“For you know that I myself am a labyrinth, where one easily gets lost.”
Charles Perrault

“A dream is a wish your heart makes.”
Charles Perrault, Cinderella

“FIRST MORAL

Good manners are not easy
They need a little care,
But when we least expect it
Bring rewards both rich and rare.


SECOND MORAL

Brute force or bribes of diamonds
Bend others to your will,
But gentle words have greater power
And gain more conquests still.”
Charles Perrault, Perrault's Fairy Tales

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