Enter a world of legends. In 1919, Sophie Rostopchine, the Comtesse De Segur, put pen to paper. Her aim? Record the beloved tales of her childhood, five timeless French fairytales to charm and wit and imagination. A French writer of Russian descent, the Comtesse had been born in 1799, shortly following the upheaval of the French Revolution, and as she grew up, turned to writing. Her most famous work, Les Malheurs de Sophie (Sophie's Misfortunes), proved to be one of a number, but this is perhaps her most beautiful.
To round out the book, she turned to a young and talented artist from Chicago, named Virginia Frances Sterrett, to bring to life the imaginative scenes. This young woman was only nineteen years old when she produced these exquisite pieces of art and went on to be called "the female Kay Nielsen," a renowned Danish fairytale illustrator.
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Paperback. 6" w x 9" h.