The Comtesse d'Aulnoy was born in Barneville, France in 1666. She married a Parisian thirty years her senior, Fran-ois de la Motte, the Baron d’Aulnoy. Madame d’Aulnoy was a permanent resident of Paris by 1690 where her salon became one of the most popular of the time, featuring frequent visitations by leading aristocrats and princes. She published many books of different genres and gained a reputation as a historian and recorder of tales.
Her most popular works were her fairy tales and adventure stories as told in Les Contes des Fees and Contes Nouveaux ou Les Fees a la Mode.
- “The Fair One with the Golden Locks”
- Avenant is sent to win over The Fair One with the Golden Locks for the king in his land. He is set to a number of tasks and because of his good nature he is able to complete them. The princess falls in love with Avenant instead of the king, but is only able to marry him after the king’s death.
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