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Histories, or Tales of Past Times

(Mother Goose's Tales )

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Author(s):Charles Perrault
Illustrator(s):Anonymous
Translator(s):Robert Samber
Publisher(s): R. Montagu
J. Pote
Year Published: 1729
Type: Hardcover
Genre: Fairy Tales - Classic
Fiction - novel
Age Range: Older readers
Pages: 206
This is a Historical Book
OCLC: 269804888

Description

This is the first English translation of Charles Perrault's collection of fairy tales, containing:

  • The Little Red Riding Hood
  • The Fairy (Diamonds and Toads)
  • The Blue Beard
  • The Sleeping Beauty (in the Wood)
  • The Master Cat, or Puss in Boots
  • Cinderilla, or the Little Glass Slipper
  • Riquet à la Houppe (Riquet of the Tuft)
  • Little Poucet and his Brothers (Hop o' My Thumb)

as well as an adult 'novel' - The Discreet Princess, or the Adventures of Finetta - by Perrault's relative Marie-Jeanne L'Héritier de Villandon.

Only a single copy of this first edition is known to exist.

This edition contains the morals, which are often left out, particularly in modern editions.

Edition(s):

Other Editions

1871
(Frederick Warne & Co. & McLoughlin Brothers)
1900
(J. M. Dent & Co.)
1922
(Selwyn & Blount, Ltd.)
1978
(Random House)
1985
(The Dial Press)
1989
(Henry Holt and Company)

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