Charles Perrault was French writer born in 1628 whose work laid the foundation for the genre of "fairy tale." At the age of 69 he published Histoires ou Contes du Temps passé (Tales and Stories of the Past with Morals), with the subtitle: Tales of Mother Goose (Les Contes de ma Mère l'Oye). Its publication made a name for him and marked the beginning of a new literary genre, the fairy tale. His famous tales include Le Petit Chaperon rouge (Little Red Riding Hood), La Belle au bois dormant (Sleeping Beauty), Le Chat botté (Puss-in-Boots), Cendrillon (Cinderella), Barbe Bleue (Bluebeard), Le Petit Poucet (Hop o' My Thumb), Les Fées (Diamonds and Toads), and Ricquet à la houppe (Ricky of the Tuft).
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