BEAUTIES, BEASTS AND ENCHANTMENT: Classic French Fairy Tales

BEAUTIES, BEASTS AND ENCHANTMENT: Classic French Fairy Tales

by Jack Zipes (Editor)

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BEAUTIES, BEASTS AND ENCHANTMENT

CLASSIC FRENCH FAIRY TALES

Edited and translated by Jack Zipes

A wonderful new collection of 36 French fairy tales translated into English by renowned writer and authority on fairy tales, Jack Zipes. Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Sleepy Beauty, Puss In Boots, Bluebeard, and Little Red Riding Hood are some of the classic fairy tales in this amazing book. There are many stories here by Charles Perrault, the most famous author of French conte de fées.

Features a new introduction by editor Jack Zipes.

Includes a generous number of exquisite illustrations from fairy tale collections.

This is a clothbound edition, with gold letters embossed on a blue cloth cover, and a colour flyleaf.

'Terrific... a succulent array of 17th and 18th century 'salon' fairy tales'

- The New York Times Book Review

'These tales are adventurous, thrilling in a way fairy tales are meant to be... The translation from the French is modern, happily free of archaic and hyperbolic language... a fine and sophisticated collection'

- New York Tribune

'Enjoyable to read... a unique collection of French regional folklore'

- Library Journal

'Charming stories accompanied by attractive pen-and-ink drawings'

- Chattanooga Times

'An excellent collection'

- Booklist.

JACK ZIPES is professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. In addition to his scholarly work, he is an active storyteller in public schools and has worked with children's theaters in Europe and the United States.

Some of Jack Zipes' major publications include Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales (1979), Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion (1983, rev. ed. 2006), Don't Bet On the Prince: Contemporary Feminist Fairy Tales in North America and England (1986), The Brothers Grimm: From Enchanted Forests to the Modern World (1988), Sticks and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children's Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter (2000), Speaking Out: Storytelling and Creative Drama For Children (2004), Hans Christian Andersen: The Misunderstood Storyteller (2005), and Why Fairy Tales Stick: The Evolution and Relevance of a Genre (2006).

Jack Zipes has also translated The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (1987) and edited The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2000), and The Great Fairy Tale Tradition (2001). Most recently he has translated and edited The Folk and Fairy Tales of Giuseppe Pitre (2008) and Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales (2008) by Kurt Schwitters.

Includes illustrations and a new introduction. ISBN 9781861717474. 612 pages.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861717474
Publisher: Crescent Moon Publishing
Publication date: 11/12/2018
Series: European Writers
Pages: 612
Sales rank: 708,795
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION: THE RISE OF THE FRENCH FAIRY TALE AND THE DECLINE OF FRANCE 1

A NOTE ON THE TRANSLATION 14

Charles Perrault

THE MASTER CAT, OR PUSS IN BOOT’S 21 CINDERELLA, OR THE GLASS SLIPPER 25

BLUE BEARD 31

LITTLE THUMBLING 36

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY IN THE WOODS 44

RlQUET WITH THE TUFT 52

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD 58

THE FAIRIES 61 THE FOOLISH WISHES 64

DONKEY-SKIN 67

Marie-Jeanne L’Héritier

THE DISCREET PRINCESS, OR THE ADVENTURES OF FINETTE 77

Catherine Bernard

RlQUET WITH THE TUFT 95

Charlotte-Rose Caumont de La Force

THE GOOD WOMAN 103

Jean de Mailly

THE QUEEN OF THE ISLAND OF FLOWERS 121

Henriette Julie de Murat

THE PALACE OF REVENGE 131

Jean-Paul Bignon

PRINCESS ZEINEB AND KING LEOPARD 145

Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve

THE STORY OF BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 153

Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 233

PRINCE DESIR AND PRINCESS MIGNONE 246

Philippe de Caylus

PRINCESS MINUTE AND KING FLORIDOR 253

Mile. de Lubert

THE PRINCESS CAMION 261

Mane-Catherine d’Aulnoy

THE ISLAND OF HAPPINESS 299

BEAUTY WITH THE GOLDEN HAIR 309

THE BLUE BIRD 321

THE GOOD LITTLE MOUSE 350

THE GOLDEN BRANCH 362

THE RAM 387

FINETTE CENDRON 400

THE BEE AND THE ORANGE TREE 417

BABIOLE 438

THE YELLOW DWARF 459

THE GREEN SERPENT 477

PRINCESS ROSETTE 501

THE WHITE CAT 515

THE BENEFICENT FROG 545

BELLE-BELLE, OR THE CHEVALIER FORTUNE 564

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