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Histories, or Tales of Past Times

(Mother Goose's Tales)


Author(s):Charles Perrault
Translator(s):Robert Samber
Publisher(s): R. Montagu
J. Pote
Year Published: 1729
Type: Hardcover
Genre: Fairy Tales - Classic
Fiction - novel
Age Range: Older readers
Pages: 206
OCLC: 269804888


This is the first English translation of Charles Perrault's collection of fairy tales, containing:

  • The Little Red Riding Hood
  • The Fairy (Diamonds and Toads)
  • The Blue Beard
  • The Sleeping Beauty (in the Wood)
  • The Master Cat, or Puss in Boots
  • Cinderilla, or the Little Glass Slipper
  • Riquet à la Houppe (Riquet of the Tuft)
  • Little Poucet and his Brothers (Hop o' My Thumb)

as well as an adult 'novel' - The Discreet Princess, or the Adventures of Finetta - by Perrault's relative Marie-Jeanne L'Héritier de Villandon.

Only a single copy of this first edition is known to exist.

This edition contains the morals, which are often left out, particularly in modern editions.