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The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault (Paperback)

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In eighteenth century France, Charles Perrault rescued from the oral tradition fairy tales that are known and loved even today by virtually all children in the West. Angela Carter came across Perrault's work and set out to adapt the stories for modern readers of English. In breathing new life into these classic fables, she produced versions that live on as classics in their own right, marked as much by her signature wit, irony, and subversiveness as they are by the qualities that have made them universally appealing for centuries.

Fiction & PoetryHistorical FictionMyth & legend told as fiction Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 02/10/2008 ISBN-13: 9780141189956  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Angela Carter (1940 - 1992) was an English novelist and journalist, known for her post-feminist magical realist and science fiction works. Jack David Zipes is a Professor of German at the University of Minnesota whose publications and lectures on fairy tales have transformed research on fairy tales and their linguistic roots and socialization function.

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Angela Carter's translation of these fairy tales doesn't veer away from the original, but adds to the depth of the tales by giving alternate endings and making the reader think about them from a fresh angle. The tales made me smile and feel sad, as good storytelling should, and brought excitement back to long-known fairy tales.

- 23/06/2014
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