Fairy tales play a big part in a child’s life, even when they are grown up. They are timeless and they never go out of style. How do such stories come to life and who has created these amazing stories that still have that magical touch no matter how old they are?

Let’s have a look at one of the founding fathers of these magical tales. This is one of the first and important literature writers in folklore. He was Charles Perrault. This French writer was in the late 17th century and he was responsible for the creation of many fairy tales. Scroll down to read more on this historical writer who gifted the world with the timeless genre of stories.


Charles Perrault Statue
Paris, France – Octobre 2018 : Monument Charles Perrault dans le jardin des Tuileries en automne. / Stock Photos

Perrault was one of the talented writers of his age and during this time in the world, classical literature was the only accepted form of literature that was practiced by the writers. So, he was the first to wander into a magical realm of stories that were influenced by folklore.


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The social class system was still in practice. So these stories are not merely children’s stories. They were ideologies to deliver ‘morals’ to their readers and often ridiculed the rich and the powerful. Through this writing, Perrault was able to create a discussion on social injustice and ridicule the powerful at the same time without making any blunt statements.


Charles Perrault
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However, these fairy tales made a huge impact on the lives of everyone who read or listened to them. They have also been an important element in the modern entertainment world as well.


Ma Mère l'Oye
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Here are the first collection of fairy tales written by him, gifted to the world!

1. Cinderella, Or The Little Glass Slipper

2. The Sleeping Beauty In The Woods

3. Little Thumb

4. The Master Cat, Or Puss In Boots

5. Riquet With The Tuft

6. Blue Beard

7. The Fairy

8. Little Red Riding-Hood

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