The Tales of Mother Goose

The Tales of Mother Goose

by Charles Perrault

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Overview

The initiator of the literary fairy tale genre, Charles Perrault, published in 1695 under the name of his son a collection of fairy tales Histoires ou contes du temps passés, avec des moralités, which grew better known under its subtitle, Contes de ma mère l'Oye or Tales of My Mother Goose. Perrault's publication marks the first authenticated starting-point for Mother Goose stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627937320
Publisher: Start Classics
Publication date: 11/21/2013
Series: Unabridged Start Classics
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 53
File size: 852 KB
Age Range: 6 - 18 Years

About the Author

Charles Perrault was a French author and member of the prestigious Académie Française. Taking his inspiration from folk tales, Perrault created the fairy tale genre, including such enduring tales as "Little Red Riding Hood," "Cinderella," "Puss in Boots," and "Sleeping Beauty," which were published in 1697 as part of his Tales of Mother Goose. Amongst the most influential literary figures in 17th century France, Perrault took part in the creation of the Academy of Sciences, the restoration of the Academy of Painting, and was secretary of the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres. He also initiated the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns, and led the Modern faction which argued that the literature from the century of Louis XIV was superior to that of the ancients. Perrault's work served as an inspiration for the Brothers Grimm, and continues to be adapted for the stage, opera, ballet, and film.

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