Along with the collections of Andersen, Lang, and the Brothers Grimm, the Fairy tales of Charles Perrault is among the great books of European fairy tales. These stories have been enjoyed by generation after generation of children in many countries, and are here, waiting to be enjoyed again. Donkeyskin is a French literary fairytale written in verse by Charles Perrault. It was first published in 1695. A king had a beautiful wife and a rich castle, including a marvelous donkey whose droppings were gold. One day his wife died, after making him promise t to marry except to a woman whose beauty and attributes equaled hers. The king grieved, but was, in time, persuaded to seek ather wife. It became clear that the only woman who would fit the promise was his own daughter... Include a unique illustration!