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Charles Perrault’s birthday

Charles Perrault’s birthday

Charles Perrault’s birthday

Originally shared by Richard Lee Byers

Happy birthday to Charles Perrault, born on this day in 1628!

Those who know of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen may not know Perrault, but he, who came before them, is arguably even more responsible for the fairy tale being a recognized literary form encompassing classics (like “Sleeping Beauty” and “Cinderella”) everybody knows. So all us fantasy writers owe him big time.

“For you know that I myself am a labyrinth, where one easily gets lost.”

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