Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty by Charles Perrault, text by CS Evans, dust jacket, illustration by Arthur Rackham, a silhouette of a lady telling stories to children

Cover of Sleeping Beauty

By Charles Perrault, William Heinemann, 1920

Sleeping Beauty

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

London, William Heinemann, 1920

7.75" x 10.25"

Kerlan Collection, Children's Literature Research Collections

University of Minnesota Libraries

As the illustrator of Sleeping Beauty, Arthur Rackham made a rare departure from the richly dramatic pictorial style for which he was known. The 65 silhouettes he created for that volume, edited by Charles S. Evans and originally published in 1920, rank with his freshest and most playful work.


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