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Charles PerraultCharles Perrault
took a collection of traditional children's stories and put them into a readable format in one volume, called Stories of Tales from Times Past, with Morals. Subtitled Tales of Mother Goose, the work included such well-known stories as Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and Cinderella.
Alexandre DumasAlexandre Dumas
published more than 270 works over the course of his lifetime, and was the most widely read French writer of his day. Most of his novels -- including The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte-Cristo -- were very loosely based on historic events.
Albert CamusAlbert Camus
gained literary renown with his first novel, The Stranger, which received many favorable reviews, including one from Jean-Paul Sartre. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957 and was still at the height of literary success when he was killed in a car accident in 1962.

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