French author and member of the Académie Française. He laid the foundations for a new literary genre, the fairy tale, with his works derived from pre-existing folk tales. The best known of his tales include Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), Cendrillon (Cinderella), Le Chat Botté (Puss in Boots), La Belle au bois Dormant (The Sleeping Beauty), and Barbe Bleue (Bluebeard). (Wikipedia)
From our stacks: Illustrations from The Cinderella Fairy Book; containing: Cinderella, or the Glass Slipper, Puss in Boots, Red Riding Hood, Drill of the A, B, C, Army. With Twenty-eight Colored Illustrations. Cincinnati: Peter G. Thomson, 1881.
To everyone she met, the princess extended her hands, begging them to find her some place where she might find work. But she looked so unattractive and indeed so repulsive in her donkey skin disguise that no one would have anything to do with such a creature. (requested by anonymous)
Historiettes naïves et enfantines racontées par Charles Perrault.
Lithographies artistiques de la Lorraine
A Pont-à-Mousson (Meurthe), France.
Source : Bibliothèque-Médiathèque d'Evreux. France.
A French author, poet and secretary, Perrault impacted on the fairy tale genre in a profound way. Writing Histoires ou Contes du Temps passé (with the subtitle ‘Mother Goose’ -
Les Contes de ma Mère l’Oye). In this collection, stories such as ‘Cinderella’ ‘Puss In Boots’ ‘Bluebeard’ ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and ‘Beauty And The Beast’. Scholars themselves are mixed about the originality of the tales- whether they are entirely his own or he received inspiration from other sources. He is remembered as a strong figure in the fairy tale genre, as well as the epic poetry.
She writes children’s story and want to become a princess. She believes that one day the prince will come and wears fancy dress everyday. She reads her romantic stories to children only when they call her princess.
“Here,” said he,“ are the keys to the two great wardrobes, wherein I have my best furniture. These are to my silver and gold plate, which is not everyday in use. These open my strongboxes, which hold my money, both gold and silver; these my caskets of jewels. And this is the master key to all my apartments. But as for this little one here, it is the key to the closet at the end of the great hall on the ground floor. Open them all; go into each and every one of them, except that little closet, which I forbid you, and forbid it in such a manner that, if you happen to open it, you may expect my just anger and resentment.”