Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, And Other Classic Fairy Tales Of Charles Per

Paperback | May 27, 2008

byAngela CarterIntroduction byJack Zipes

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Ten beloved fairy tales, given new life by the one and only Angela Carter

Little Red Riding Hood. Cinderella. Sleeping Beauty. Bluebeard. The Fairies. Many classic fairy tale characters might not have survived into the present were it not for Charles Perrault, a seventeenth-century French civil servant who rescued them from the oral tradition and committed them to paper. Three centuries later, Angela Carter, widely regarded as one of England’s most imaginative writers, adapted them for contemporary readers. The result is a cornucopia of fantastic characters and timeless adventures, stylishly retold by a modern literary visionary.

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Ten beloved fairy tales, given new life by the one and only Angela Carter Little Red Riding Hood. Cinderella. Sleeping Beauty. Bluebeard. The Fairies. Many classic fairy tale characters might not have survived into the present were it not for Charles Perrault, a seventeenth-century French civil servant who rescued them from the oral tr...

Angela Carter (1940–1992) wrote nine novels and numerous short stories, as well as nonfiction, radio plays, and the screenplay for Neil Jordan's 1984 movie The Company of Wolves, based on her story. She won numerous literary awards, traveled and taught widely in the United States, and lived in London.   Charles Perrault (1628–1703), a ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.7 × 5 × 0.3 inPublished:May 27, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780143105367

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“[Angela Carter] was the most brilliant writer in England. . . its high sorceress, its benevolent witch-queen, a burlesque artist of genius and antic grace.” —Salman Rushdie