A nice edition with 130 illustrations for both stories by illustrator Arthur Rackham from an edition from 100 years ago.
The Sleeping Beauty is a classic fairy tale about a princess who is cursed to sleep for a hundred years by an evil fairy, where she would be awakened by a handsome prince. When the good fairy hears this she knew that the princess would be frightened if she found herself alone when she wakes up, so the fairy uses her wand to put every living person and animal in the palace to sleep until the princess awakes.
In Cinderella, a mistreated kitchen maid, with the help of her fairy godmother, attends the palace ball on the condition that she leave before midnight.
The classical version of the most famous and beloved of all fairy tales is the one C.S. Evans adapted and then expanded in order to give his brilliant illustrator, Arthur Rackham, maximum opportunity to exercise his gifts. The product of their collaboration is one of the most wonderful editions we have of this, or any other, fairy tale.
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