Adaptations of Puss in Boots

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Gustave Doré's 19th-century engraving of le chat botté

'Puss' is a character in the fairy tale "The Master Cat, or Puss in Boots" by Charles Perrault. The tale was published in 1697 in his Histoires ou Contes du temps passé.[1] The tale of a cat helping an impoverished master attain wealth through its trickery is known in hundreds of variants.[2]


  1. ^ Charles Perrault,"The Master Cat"
  2. ^ Jack Zipes, The Great Fairy Tale Tradition: From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm, p 390, ISBN 0-393-97636-X
  3. ^ La Véritable Histoire du Chat Botté.

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