In the late 17th century, French author Charles Perrault helped define the fairy tale genre, transforming what had previously been an oral tradition. This magnificent hardcover reproduces his captivating renditions of "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Little Red Riding Hood," and ten other childhood favorites. Twenty-four graceful, witty illustrations by Irish artist Harry Clarke include full-color, pen-and-ink, and silhouette images. Introduction by art historian Thomas Bodkin.
A Calla Edition, originally published by George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., London, 1922.