"e;Master Cat; or, The Booted Cat"e; (early French: Le Maitre Chat, ou Le Chat Botte), commonly known in English as "e;Puss in Boots"e;, is a French literary fairy tale about a cat who uses trickery and deceit to gain power, wealth, and the hand of a princess in marriage for his penniless and low-born master. The tale was written at the close of the seventeenth century by Charles Perrault (1628-1703), a retired civil servant and member of the Academie francaise. The tale appeared in a handwritten and illustrated manuscript two years before its 1697 publication by Barbin in a collection of eight fairy tales by Perrault called Histoires ou contes du temps passe. The book was an instant success and remains popular. Perrault's Histoires has had considerable impact on world culture. The original French title was "e;Histoires ou contes du temps pass avec des moralits"e; with the subtitle "e;Les Contes de ma mre l'Oye"e; ("e;Stories or Fairy Tales from Past Times with Morals"e;, subtitled "e;Mother Goose Tales"e;). "e;The frontispiece to the earliest English editions depicts an old woman telling tales to a group of children beneath a placard inscribed "e;MOTHER GOOSE'S TALES"e; and is credited with launching the Mother Goose legend in the English-speaking world. "e;Puss in Boots"e; has provided inspiration for composers, choreographers, and other artists over the centuries. The cat appears in the third act pas de caractre of Tchaikovsky's ballet The Sleeping Beauty, for example, and makes appearances in other media. This book is your ultimate resource for Puss in Boots. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Puss in Boots's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Puss in Boots, Adaptations of Puss in Boots, Antonio Banderas, Ben Vereen, Cannon Movie Tales, Charles Perrault, Christopher Walken, Donor (fairy tale), Gregory Hines, Histoires ou contes du temps pass Mother Goose, Pentamerone, Puss 'n Boots: Pero's Great Adventure, Puss in Boots (1922 film), Puss in Boots (1988 film), Puss in Boots (1999 film), Puss in Boots (2011 film), Puss in Boots (Shrek), Reserved for the Cat, Shrek, Shrek 2, The Facetious Nights of Straparola, The Sleeping Beauty (ballet), The Wonderful World of Puss 'n Boots, Puss In Boots 110and more pages!Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.