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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Perrault, Charles 1628-1703. French writer. His Contes de ma Mère l'Oye (c. 1697) includes "Tom Thumb” and "Sleeping Beauty.”

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  • A little beyond Bleak-House, at the top of what is generally known as Perrault's Hill, stands the Perrault [150] homestead, dating back to 1820, _l'Asyle Champêtre_ -- now tastefully renovated and owned by Henry Dinning, Esq. The roof and facade of a

    Picturesque Quebec : a sequel to Quebec past and present

  • She tried to call Perrault, but things were so busy, she simply hung up without saying anything.

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  • Coyotes recall Perrault; send Boedker back to minors The Canadian Press

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  • "Perrault," p. lxiii., where he traces it to the Furies in Aeschylus '

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  • Coraline is quite the scary dream come to life, a fairy tale in the tradition of Grimm or Perrault, meaning the risks it imagines for kids are not trivial (kidnapping, dismemberment, and death).

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  • Thumb, "which Mr. Lang has studied in his" Perrault, "pp.civ. -cxi.

    English Fairy Tales

  • Ms. Deneuve teamed up with Mr. Demy for two more pastel-hued musicals scored by Mr. Legrand: the effervescent seaside fantasy "The Young Girls of Rochefort" ("Les demoiselles de Rochefort," 1967), which Mr. Demy co-directed with Ms. Varda, and "Donkey Skin" ("Peau d'âne," 1970), a surreal confection based on the Perrault fairy tale.

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  • The big difference is that in The Wolf Who Cried Girl, the story will be told by more than a single journal, alternating between India and her lover, Eva, and possibly with excerpts from Albert Perrault's Werewolf Smile, as well as excerpts from books written about Perrault.

    Down to the Bloody White Bone

  • I know this is primarily a novel about a sculptor named India Phelps and her obsession with the art of Albert Perrault (whom you may remember from "The Road of Pins," "La Peau Verte," "Last Drink Bird Head," "Rappaccini's Dragon (Murder Ballad No. 5)," and probably a few other stories I'm not recalling just now).

    "...moments before it spat its rain down on me."

  • So, we talked about India Phelps and Eva Canning and Albert Perrault (who has been dead almost a decade when the novel opens).

    Down to the Bloody White Bone

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