Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 12 pages, 5.75 × 4.19 × 0.68 in
Published: July 21, 1997
Publisher: Dover Publications
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0486299155
ISBN - 13: 9780486299150
About the Book
6 charming illustrations help tell the captivating story of a beautiful young princess who falls under the evil spell of a vengeful fairy.
From the Publisher
Six charming illustrations help tell the captivating story of a beautiful young princess who falls under the evil spell of a vengeful fairy.
About the Author
Charles Perrault, January 12, 1628 - May 16, 1703 Charles Perrault was born in Paris on January 12, 1628. He was the son of an upper-class burgeois family and attended the best schools, becoming a lawyer in 1651. After being a lawyer for some time, he was appointed chief clerk in the king's building, superintendent's office in 1664. While there, he induced Colbert to establish a fund called Liste des Bienfaits du Roi, to give pensions to writers and savants not only in France but in Europe. He took part in the creation of the Academy of Sciences as well as the restoration of the Academy of Painting. When the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres was founded by Colbert in 1663, Perrault was made secretary for life. Having written but a few popular poems, he was elected to the French Academy in 1671, and on the day of his inauguration he invited the public to be admitted to the meeting, a privilege that has ever since been continued. He wrote Parallèles des Anciens et des Modernes (the Parallels between the Ancients and the Moderns), from 1688 to 1697, which compared the authors of antiquity unfavorably to more modern writers, and caused a debate that lasted for years. Charles Perrault died on May 16, 1703.
From Our Editors
Enraged at not being invited to the princess's christening, the wicked fairy casts a spell that dooms the princess to sleep for 100 years.