OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Sale
 

The Complete Fairy Tales

ISBN : 9780199585809

Price(incl.tax): 
¥1,463
Author: 
Charles Perrault; Christopher Betts
Pages
256 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
128 x 196 mm
Pub date
Oct 2010
Series
Oxford World's Classics

カートに入れる

To purchase this item, please add the product to your basket and click the Shopping basket link above to view your basket and continue.

Send mail
Print

Oh grandmama, what great big teeth you have!'

Charles Perrault's versions gave classic status to the humble fairy tale, and it is in his telling that the stories of Little Red Riding-Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and the rest have been passed down from the seventeenth century to the present day. Perrault's tales were enjoyed in the salons of Louis XIV as much as they were loved in the nursery, and it is their wit, humour, and lively detail that capture the imagination of adult and child alike. They transmute into vivid fantasies the hidden fears and conflicts by which children are affected: fears of abandonment, or worse, conflicts with siblings and parents, and the trials of growing up. In addition to the familiar stories, this edition also includes the three verse tales - the troubling account of patient Griselda, the comic Three Silly Wishes, and the notorious Donkey-Skin. This new translation by Christopher Betts captures the tone and flavour of Perrault's world, and the delightful spirit of the originals.

ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Index: 

The History of Griselda
Three Silly Wishes
Donkey-Skin
The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood
Little Red Riding-Hood
Bluebeard
Puss in Boots
The Fairies
Cinderella
Ricky the Tuft
Hop o'my Thumb

About the author: 

Christopher Betts was a Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Warwick until retirement. He has translated Montesquieu's Persian Letters for Penguin, and Rousseau's Social Contract for OWC.

The price listed on this page is the recommended retail price for Japan. When a discount is applied, the discounted price is indicated as “Discount price”. Prices are subject to change without notice.