Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Other Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Per

Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Other Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Per

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Introduction by: Jack Zipes

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143105367
  • 112 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


Ten beloved fairy tales, given new life by the one and only Angela Carter

Little Red Riding Hood. Cinderella. Sleeping Beauty. Bluebeard. The Fairies. Many classic fairy tale characters might not have survived into the present were it not for Charles Perrault, a seventeenth-century French civil servant who rescued them from the oral tradition and committed them to paper. Three centuries later, Angela Carter, widely regarded as one of England’s most imaginative writers, adapted them for contemporary readers. The result is a cornucopia of fantastic characters and timeless adventures, stylishly retold by a modern literary visionary.

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“[Angela Carter] was the most brilliant writer in England. . . its high sorceress, its benevolent witch-queen, a burlesque artist of genius and antic grace.” —Salman Rushdie