The fairy tales of Charles Perrault (Clarke, 1922)

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The fairy tales of Charles Perrault (Clarke, 1922)

THE FAIRY TALES OF
CHARLES PERRAULT



Uniform with this Volume

THE YEAR'S AT THE SPRING
An Anthology of Recent Poetry. Selected
by L. D'O. Walters. With Twelve
Plates in Colour and Twelve in Black
and White and many Decorations by
Harry Clarke.

THE FAIRY TALES OF
CHARLES PERRAULT
ILLUSTRATED BY
HARRY CLARKE, WITH
AN INTRODUCTION BY
THOMAS BODKIN



GEORGE G. HARRAP & CO. LTD

2 & 3 PORTSMOUTH STREET KINGSWAY

LONDON. W.C. 2

First published August 1922



Printed in Great Britain by Turnbull & Spears. Edinburgh

CONTENTS.
  PAGE
INTRODUCTION 9
LITTLE RED RIDING-HOOD 21
THE FAIRY 27
BLUE BEARD 35
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY IN THE WOOD 47
THE MASTER CAT; OR, PUSS IN BOOTS 67
CINDERILLA; OR, THE LITTLE GLASS SLIPPER 77
RIQUET WITH THE TUFT 93
LITTLE THUMB 109
THE RIDICULOUS WISHES 127
DONKEY-SKIN 137
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  PAGE
Cinderilla and her Prince Frontispiece
"He asked her whither she was going" facing 24
"'What is this I see?' said her mother" 28
"'Am I come hither to serve you with water, pray?'" facing 30
"'What, is not the key of my closet among the rest?'" 36
"This man had the misfortune to have a blue beard" facing 38
"At this very instant the young Fairy came out from behind the hangings" 48
The Prince enquires of the aged Countryman facing 54
"He saw, upon a bed, the finest sight was ever beheld" facing 56
"'I will have it so,' replied the Queen, 'and will eat her with a Sauce Robert'" 59
"The Marquis gave his hand to the Princess, and followed the King, who went up first" facing 74
"Away she drove, scarce able to contain herself for joy" 78
"Any one but Cinderilla would have dressed their heads awry" facing 80
"She left behind one of her glass slippers, which the Prince took up most carefully" 87
"The Prince believed he had given her more wit than he had reserved for himself" 99
"Riquet with the Tuft appeared to her the finest Prince upon earth" facing 104
"Little Thumb was as good as his word, and returned that same night with the news" 110
"He brought them home by the very same way they came" facing 112
"Jupiter appeared before him wielding his mighty thunderbolts" 128
"A long black pudding came winding and wriggling towards her" facing 130
"Truth to tell, this new ornament did not set off her beauty" 133
"Another gown the colour of the moon" 138
"He thought the Princess was his Queen" 143
"Curiosity made him put his eye to the keyhole" facing 150