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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Brief summary of Sleeping Beauty

Brief Summary of Sleeping Beauty
Once upon a time, when the Queen gave birth to a baby princess, Angels came down and gave the infant blessings. However one evil Angel set a curse that would make the princess prick her finger on a spindle of a spinning wheel and die. Another Angel set a magic on the princess that she would sleep, instead of dying, for a hundred years until a prince comes and awakes her from her sleep. At the age of 16, the princess gets her finger pricked by the sprindle, and falls asleep. After 100 years, a prince hears about a beautiful princess sleeping in the castle. When the prince goes into the castle and finds the princess asleep, she awakes, and they fall in love with each other. The princess and the prince marries and the princess gives birth to a daughter and a son, and they live happily ever after.

Author Information - Charles Perrault
The original story of Sleeping Beauty was written in 1696 by Charles Perrault, a French writer who is best known for writing Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and many more fairy tales. Charles was born in Paris to a wealthy family, and studied at some of the best schools. Charles Perrault is best known for setting the foundations of a "new literary genre," fairytale.


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