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The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
     

The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales

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by Brothers Grimm, Padraic Colum (Introduction), Jacob Grimm, Joseph Campbell (Commentaries by), Wilhelm Grimm
 

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A beautifully illustrated, lyrically translated collection of the fables that have enchanted children and adults for nearly two centuries.
 
Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow-White, Hänsel and Gretel, Little Red-Cap (a.k.a. Little Red Riding Hood), and Briar-Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty): the stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers

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A beautifully illustrated, lyrically translated collection of the fables that have enchanted children and adults for nearly two centuries.
 
Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow-White, Hänsel and Gretel, Little Red-Cap (a.k.a. Little Red Riding Hood), and Briar-Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty): the stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers Grimm have long been part of the way children—and adults—learn about the vagaries of the real world. 
 
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library, this elegant edition includes nearly two hundred stories as Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm originally set them down: bold, primal, just frightening enough, and endlessly engaging.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Among the few indispensable, common-property books upon which Western culture can be founded . . . It will be a mistake if this volume is merely bought for a child; it should be, first and foremost, an educational ‘must’ for adults.”
–W. H. Auden, The New York Times

“Here it is, clear and fine and solid, beautifully and passionately illustrated, this one book–other than the Bible–that has truly made Western man.”
–P. L. Travers, The New Republic

“Everyone should possess and know Grimm’s Fairy Tales–one of the great books of the world–and no English-speaking person could do better than this edition.”
–Richard Adams, The New York Times Book Review

“[A] splendid edition, admirably illustrated.”
–Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394709307
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1976
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
880
Sales rank:
88,945
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.49(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

Meet the Author

Jacob Grimm (1785—1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786—1859) were born in Hanau, Germany. They published the first of their many collections of German fairy tales in 1812.

Brief Biography

Place of Birth:
Hanau, Germany
Place of Death:
Berlin, Germany

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The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This edition seems consistent in language and style with the old edition I grew up with and is as good to read as ever. It is translated in the archaic and poetic style of English that relates very closely to the German idiom. I do wish that the publishers of this ebook had included a frontispiece with information on edition, translation and whatnot to give me more confidence that it is the real thing.
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
This collection is a load of interesting little stories. These originals are way more twisted than fairytales of my childhood. In these versions, the repercussions are more bloody and less forgiving.
SandiFL More than 1 year ago
I loved these fairy tales as a child, and can still remember most of them. My parents gave me an entire set of books called "Junior Classics" which included Grimm's Fairy Tales, Aesop's Fables, Hans Christian Anderson, and so many, many other stories! Wish I still had those books, but alas, my sisters also discovered them, and...well...you can guess what eventually happened to them!!! Needless to say, I am so very happy to have this complete collection, which I will now read to my great-grandchildren, with great pleasure!
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