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Сказки Шарля Перро с иллюстрациями Гюстава Доре.

Perrault's Fairy Tale by Charles Perrault, illustrated by Gustave Dore

This collection presents nine famous fairy tales of Charles Perrault: Little Red Riding Hood; Little Thumb; The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods; Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper; The Master Cat, or Puss in Boots; Riquet with the Tuft; Donkey Skin; The Fairy; Blue Beard. These tales were created more than 300 years ago; eight of them were included in the collection called Histoires ou contes du temps passé (Stories of Past Times). The book features magnificent engravings by Gustave Doré

"Спящая красавица"

The good woman had never heard of the king's proclamation

Seeing the towers, the king's son asked what they were

He turned in the direction of the castle

The figures of men and animals appeared lifeless

Mounting the staircase, he entered the guardroom

Reclining upon a bed was a princess of radiant beauty


Many a girl has waited long
For a husband brave or strong;
But I’m sure I never met
Any sort of woman yet
who could wait a hundred years,
Free from fretting, free from fears.

Now, our story seems to show
That a century or so,
Late or early, matters not;
True love comes by fairy-lot.
Some old folk will even say
It grows better by delay.

Yet this good advice, I fear,
Helps us neither there nor here.
Though philosophers may prate
How much wiser'tis to wait,
Maids will be a-sighing still--
Young blood must when young blood will!


She wondered how a pumpkin could help her get to the ball

Everywhere could be heard "How beautiful she is!"

He perceived that her little foot slid in without trouble


Beauty is a treasure rare.
Who complains of being fair?
Yet thereÕs still a something more
That good fairies have in store.
ÔTis that little gift called grace,
Weaves a spell round form and face,
Of each word makes magic, too,
Lends a charm to all you do.

This it wasÑand nothing lessÑ
CinderellaÕs fairy dress!
And if you would learn the way
How to get that gift todayÑ
How to point the golden dart
That shall pierce the PrinceÕs heartÑ
Ladies, you have but to be
Just as kind and sweet as she!

"Кот в сапогах"

Help! the marquis of Carabas is drowing

The cat had taken care to find out who this ogre was

You will all be chopped into little bits like mincemeat

The ogre received him civilly as an ogre can


It’s a pleasant thing, I’m told,
To be left a pile of gold.
But there’s something better still,
Never yet bequeathed by will.
Leave a lad a stock of sense—
Though with neither pounds nor pence—
And he’ll finish, as a rule,
Richer than the gilded fool.

"Ослиная шкура"


We can no longer feed our children

In the morning he went to the edge of the brook

On the way he had dropped the little white stones from his pocket

When the children found they were alone they began to cry

They ate with an appetite it did their parents good to see

Little Tom Thumb climbed to the top of the tree

A good dame opened to them

One after another he dragged them from under the bed

He cut the throats of his seven little daughters

Go upstaires and dress those little rascals

He pulled the ogre's boots off and donned them himself


Children are a pride to all
When they’re handsome, straight, and tall.
But how many homes must own
Some odd mite who’s seldom shown—
Just a little palefaced chap,
No One thinks is worth a rap!
Parents brothers laugh him down
Keep him mute with sneer and frown.
Yet it’s Little thumbling may
Bring them fortune one line day!

"Синяя борода"

If you were to open the door,I should be very angry

Her friends were eager to see the splendors of her house

Heaven be praised, they are my brothers

They plunged their swods through his body

Ladies, you should never pry,—
You’ll repent it by and by!
‘Tis the silliest of sins;
Trouble in a trice begins.
There are, surely—more’s the woe
Lots of things you need not know.
Come, forswear it now and here—
Joy so brief that costs so dear!

"Красная Шапочка"

In the wood Little Red Riding Hood met the old Father Wolf

He sprang upon the poor old lady and ate her up

She was astonished to see how her grandmother looked

Little girls, this seems to say,
Never stop upon your way.
Never trust a stranger-friend;
No one knows how it will end.
As you’re pretty, so be wise;
Wolves may lurk in every guise.
Handsome they may be, and kind,
Gay, or charming never mind!
Now, as then, ‘tis simple truth—
Sweetest tongue has sharpest tooth!

"Рике с хохолком"

She saw below what appeared to be a large kitchen full of cooks

Here’s a fairy tale for you,
Which is just as good as true.
What we love is always fair,
Clever, deft, and debonair


One day an old woman came and begged for a drink


Diamonds and rubies may
Work some wonders in their way;
But a gentle word is worth
More than all the gems on earth.

Diamonds and rubies may
Work some wonders in their way;
But a gentle word is worth
More than all the gems on earth


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