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Charles Perrault

French author

1628   -   1703

genre: fairy tale
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
educated at: Lycée Saint-Louis, Collège de Beauvais, Old University of Orléans
occupation: writer, poet, children's writer, screenwriter, author, poet lawyer, collector of fairy tales

Charles Perrault (French: [ʃaʁl pɛʁo]; 12 January 1628 – 16 May 1703) was a 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 earlier folk tales, published in his Histoires ou contes du temps passé. 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). Some of Perrault's versions of old stories influenced the German versions published by the Brothers Grimm more than 100 years later. The stories continue to be printed and have been adapted to opera, ballet (such as Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty), theatre, and film. Perrault was an influential figure in the 17th-century French literary scene, and was the leader of the Modern faction during the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns.
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A fairy tale variant of Cinderella by Charles Perrault, published in 1697

author: Charles Perrault



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The Beauty Sleeping in the Wood

fairytale by Charles Perrault

author: Charles Perrault


Riquet with the Tuft

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Diamonds and Toads

French fairy tale by Charles Perrault

author: Charles Perrault

La Marquise de Salusses

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author: Charles Perrault


The Ridiculous Wishes

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Les Contes de ma mère l'Oye

1697 collection of fairy tales

author: Charles Perrault


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