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Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

"Grimm's Tales" Complete Classic Collection

A mixture of Poe and Aesop's fable may best describe the fantasies featured in the pages of this tome as they entail morality tales many of which do not shy away from bloodshed and gore that have become accepted as the norm courtesy of the Disney studios catering to pol...
A mixture of Poe and Aesop's fable may best describe the fantasies featured in the pages of this tome as they entail morality tales many of which do not shy away from bloodshed and gore that have become accepted as the norm courtesy of the Disney studios catering to political correctness and providing baby food for the masses. If this were not enjoyable enough, all these tales are collected in a single volume. At times, however, it is this very inclusiveness that works against itself as some of the stories are very much the same thus becoming repetitive while, in other instances, abrupt turns in the story line with a suddenness that proves disconcerting and confusing. This last is overshadowed by the aforementioned virtues making both the hardcover edition with a dust jacket containing liner notes (ISBN-13: 978-0-088029-519-2) and the leather bound volume (ISBN-13: 978-0-7607-0335-9) lacking the dust jacket and liner notes but, instead, having gilded pages and attached gold ribbon book mark both excellent additions to anyone's library. (liquidgee@comcast.net)

posted by liquidgee on June 20, 2009

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5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

poorly translated

This book does indeed contain the same, good old stories, but they are translated into a literal, flat english that leaves all the richness and shadow out of the stories. Highly disappointing and hardly worth reading when there are so many better versions of this colle...
This book does indeed contain the same, good old stories, but they are translated into a literal, flat english that leaves all the richness and shadow out of the stories. Highly disappointing and hardly worth reading when there are so many better versions of this collection.

posted by Anonymous on October 11, 2001

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  • Posted September 23, 2009

    Great Read on the classics

    I have been wanting to read the complete works of the "real" fairy tale stories. This is a fantastic reading of all the Grimm's classics. Dark, gory and sometimes funny tales. The true story of Cinderella is by far the best! The stepsisters scheming and lengths they go through to get the shoe to fit are how we see the darker side of humanity.
    Not recommended for elementary school aged children.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2002

    A Truly Great Book

    This book is priceless, in that it contains those tales that are well-known and those that are practically unheard of. Many of those that we have heard, i.e. Snow White & Rose Red, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, etc. are told in their original fashion, without having been watered down or "Disney-cized" for children and those who constantly wish for happy endings for all. I think that there is a certain sense of dimension added when these tales are left as originally told, as they were passed down through the generations. Many similarities can be seen between the Grimms' tales and those found in other collections - this is because they are a part of who we, as people are. They are culture.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2014

    Lol

    Lol

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2014

    Many people

    Many people don t know how dark the real grimms actully arr see im 12 andi know that i dont have anything against disney but they leave all the dark stuff out of it just for children i think they should make fairy tale movies based on the actull fairy tale and it would be better if they did not alter the movies at all . This is overall a good boook though

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 20, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Great

    Its better than i thought it was going to be

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  • Posted October 9, 2013

    Good

    Another good collection to have. Wow were these a bit to a little dark. Heard of these from shows like Supernatural, So Weird, etc.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    Hi

    Havn't read sounds awesome

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    So many classics, but if you're used to the Disney versions, yo

    So many classics, but if you're used to the Disney versions, you're in for a ride.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    Ummmm to: below

    Ur thinking of the Host i think dude...... but ur totally right

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Awesome

    This book is killing it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2009

    Great Bedtime Read

    Just read a couple of these 211 fairy tales and you will have some of the most adventurous dreams ever. Some of the tales can be repetitive but with 211 to chose from you can easily find something you like. Overall it is one of the funner books I have read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2002

    Non Edited Fairy Tales

    This book is great! Every one of the tales have a good moral to them, but i would not recommend them for small children to read.

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