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Grimm's Fairy Tales (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

A treasured book of ours

These tales which stand the test of time have become some of mine and my son's favorites. We love to read folklore from all over the world, but Grimm's are some of the best as far as we can see.

posted by Anonymous on June 9, 2008

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47 out of 52 people found this review helpful.

Overly edited.

I have read numerous versions of Grimm's Fairy Tales. You can say, I collect different editions of it. This book however, is edited. It isn't as gruesome or gory as some of the versions are. The stories are still good, and have mainly the same plot, but, details are lef...
I have read numerous versions of Grimm's Fairy Tales. You can say, I collect different editions of it. This book however, is edited. It isn't as gruesome or gory as some of the versions are. The stories are still good, and have mainly the same plot, but, details are left out. For example, in the Juniper Tree (page 198), the story is supposed to have the little boy being eaten by his father, unknowingly. In this version, he is just buried under the Juniper Tree, instead of just his bones after the father ate the broth. Also, the song the bird sings is different. Maybe it was just a difference in translators. I really don't know. But, it wasn't as satisfying as other versions of this classic collection.

posted by 30s_gal on December 28, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2004

    Gruesome!

    Edited beyond recognition this edition has been dismembered like a Grimm brothers character, although you'll never know because they took out all of the original, gruesome details.

    29 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2010

    Skip it

    I own the real non ebook and i am sorry to say it was a disappointment to me and my cousins. It lacks any real interesting story's and is nothing like a Fairy tales. In light it also wouldn't be well for young children either.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 26, 2010

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    The Jew in the Thorn - antisemitic

    As classic and innocent as the Grimm Brothers' stories may be, one in particular,The Jew in the Thorn, is an example of how classic antisemitism is innocently promulgated and reinforced not only to children but adults as well. I'm sorry to see that these stereo-typical tales are still available for "free". Please remove from offering it.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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