Grimm's Fairy Tales - Complete Collection (Illustrated and Annotated) [NOOK Book]

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Grimm?s Fairy Tales?a trove of delights and insights that has been entertaining both young and old since the early 1800s?is literature at its most basic and wonderful. With the famous words ?Once upon a time,? Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm immediately transport readers to a magical realm where witches, giants, princesses, kings, fairies, goblins, and wizards walk the earth.
When the Brothers Grimm set out to collect stories, their goal was to preserve Germanic folktales?not amuse ...
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Grimm's Fairy Tales - Complete Collection (Illustrated and Annotated)

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Overview

Grimm’s Fairy Tales—a trove of delights and insights that has been entertaining both young and old since the early 1800s—is literature at its most basic and wonderful. With the famous words “Once upon a time,” Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm immediately transport readers to a magical realm where witches, giants, princesses, kings, fairies, goblins, and wizards walk the earth.
When the Brothers Grimm set out to collect stories, their goal was to preserve Germanic folktales—not amuse young children. The hard life of central European peasants was reflected in the often violent and cruel nature of their folktales. However, once the brothers saw how the tales entranced young readers, they began softening some of the harsher aspects to make them more suitable for children. Now beloved the world over, Grimm’s Fairy Tales is a cornerstone of Western culture.
This collection of over 120 of Grimm’s most beloved tales includes such timeless classics as “Cinderella,” “Snow White,” “Hansel and Grethel,” “Rapunzel,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “The Frog Prince.” Rich in sense and imagery, these legendary stories still have the power to surprise and enchant.

“It is hardly too much to say,” remarked W. H. Auden, “that these tales rank next to the Bible in importance.”


Unlike Andersen, the Grimms did not invent new tales but collected old ones, with the intention of preserving the oral tradition of the German peasantry. Whether in fact they fulfilled that intention has been questioned. Their tales do afford a glimpse of a world of castles and forests, nobles and peasants, superstitious beliefs and primitive practices that suggest origins at least as old as feudal Europe, and often much older. Some of the tales have been traced back through the centuries by way of earlier versions until they disappear into prehistoric times.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013881709
  • Publisher: G Books
  • Publication date: 12/18/2011
  • Series: Literary Classics Collection , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 333,441
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Everything in one place

    I love Grimm's fairy tales and this book has them all. It's really good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Booklog reviews:gft

    Ok,so the stories are great.The organization,not so much. Ex. Of bad page:he was old and )16 wrinkled. Otherwise, it's my favorite book.

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