The Annotated Brothers Grimm

The Annotated Brothers Grimm

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The Annotated Brothers Grimm by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm

Celebrate the 200th birthday of the Brothers Grimm stories with this lavish volume now richly expanded for a new generation.
Publication of the Grimms’ Children’s Stories and Household Tales in 1812 brought the great European oral folk tradition into print for the first time. The Annotated Brothers Grimm returns in a deluxe and augmented 200th-anniversary edition commemorating that landmark event. Adding to such favorites as “Cinderella,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Snow White,” and “Rapunzel,” Maria Tatar includes six new entries, among them “Four Clever Brothers,” “The Water of Life,” “The White Snake,” and “The Old Man and His Grandson.” The expanded edition features an enhanced selection of illustrations, many in color, by legendary artists such as George Cruikshank and Arthur Rackham; annotations that explore the historical origins, cultural context, and psychological effects of the tales; and a biographical essay on Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. A perennial favorite in the acclaimed Norton Annotated series, this magnificent volume will draw both children and adults into the enchanting world of fairy tales.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393088861
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/15/2012
Edition description: The Bicentennial Edition
Pages: 552
Sales rank: 172,439
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) is the author, along with his brother Wilhelm, of the classic tales of folklore and fantasy collectively known as Grimm's Fairy Tales. Also a librarian and dictionary writer, Jacob was an acclaimed linguist and academic who elaborated "Grimm's Law," a major historical breakthrough in the development of the study of linguistics.

Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859) studied law in the early 1800s but became much better known as an accomplished and passionate storyteller and, with his brother Jacob, one of the Grimm Brothers, who gave the world the groundbreaking and fantastic collection of folklore, fairy stories, and fantasy tales we now call Grimm's Fairy Tales.

Maria Tatar chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. She is the author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood, Off with Their Heads! Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood and many other books on folklore and fairy stories. She is also the editor and translator of The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, The Annotated Brothers Grimm, The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales, The Annotated Peter Pan, The Classic Fairy Tales: A Norton Critical Edition and The Grimm Reader. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Maria Tatar chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. She is the author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood, Off with Their Heads! Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood and many other books on folklore and fairy stories. She is also the editor and translator of The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, The Annotated Brothers Grimm, The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales, The Annotated Peter Pan, The Classic Fairy Tales: A Norton Critical Edition and The Grimm Reader. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Prefacexv
Introductionxvii
Reading the Grimms' Children's Stories and Household Tales: Origins and Cultural Effects of the Collectionxxvii
Part IThe Tales1
1.The Frog King, or Iron Heinrich3
2.A Fairy Tale about a Boy Who Left Home to Learn about Fear14
3.The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats29
4.The Twelve Brothers36
5.Little Brother and Little Sister44
6.Rapunzel54
7.The Three Little Men in the Woods63
8.Hansel and Gretel72
9.The Fisherman and His Wife86
10.The Brave Little Tailor100
11.Cinderella113
12.Mother Holle128
13.The Seven Ravens135
14.Little Red Riding Hood140
15.The Bremen Town Musicians150
16.The Devil and His Three Golden Hairs157
17.The Magic Table, the Gold Donkey, and the Club in the Sack166
18.The Elves183
19.The Robber Bridegroom187
20.Godfather Death194
21.Fitcher's Bird201
22.The Juniper Tree208
23.The Six Swans224
24.Briar Rose232
25.Snow White240
26.Rumpelstiltskin256
27.The Golden Bird264
28.The Three Feathers276
29.The Golden Goose282
30.Furrypelts291
31.The Singing, Soaring Lark301
32.The Goose Girl310
33.The Poor Miller's Boy and The Cat322
34.The Worn-out Dancing Shoes330
35.The Star Talers338
36.Snow White and Rose Red341
37.The Golden Key353
Part IITales for Adults357
1.The Jew in the Brambles359
2.Mother Trudy367
3.The Hand with the Knife369
4.How Children Played Butcher with Each Other371
5.Hans Dumm373
6.The Evil Mother-in-Law376
7.The Children Living in a Time of Famine379
8.The Stubborn Child381
9.The Rose383
Part IIIThe Brothers Grimm: Biographical Essay385
Part IVOther Matters397
Prefaces to the First Two Editions of the Grimms' Children's Stories and Household Tales399
Part VThe Magic of Fairy Tales429
Further Reading on Fairy Tales449
Bibliography of Illustrations461

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The Annotated Brothers Grimm 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Maria Tater brings together all my favorite Childhood stories in this Wonderful Volume. If you are not a Fan of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, you will be after purchasing this Book! It contains Versions of some tales that are Not for children, But They are also great to read!
Henry_Berry More than 1 year ago
THE ANNOTATED BROTHERS GRIMM, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, edited with a Preface and Notes by Maria Tatar, translated by Maria Tatar, Introduction by A. S. Byatt. Norton, 500 Fifth Ave., NY, 10110. 2004. 462+lvii pp. $35.00 hard cover/7' x 10', ISBN 0-393-05848-4. color/black-and-white illustrations, bibliography. With its color illustrations by Rackham, Nielsen, Cruikshank, and other popular book illustrators, and simple, spritey translations by Tatar, this collection of Grimm's Tales can be appreciated solely for its visual and literary quality. The rich blue cover with gilded decoration and lettering contributes as well to the special quality of this book. But for readers looking for more than the timeless fairy tales tales well told complemented by pleasing illustrations, Tatar's marginal annotations and introductory essay 'Reading the Grimms' along with A. S. Byatt's 10-page Introduction enhance the tales in citing the origins of their elements, pointing to references of their characters and imagery, and denoting particular representations of themes and teachings found in all fairy tales and similar children's literature. Such material defines the distinctiveness of the Grimm's works while also setting them within the wide and long tradition of children's literature. With its inclusion of nine Grimm's 'Tales for Adults' omitted from typical collections along with the varied other material allowing for appreciation or study of the many fairy tales in different ways, this work stands alone in its treatment of the tales. It's a part of the publisher's series of annotated editions of popular classics, including the Wizard of Oz and the Sherlock Holmes mysteries.
FANTASYFAN25 More than 1 year ago
Lots of good stuff here, stories in modern translation, images, biographies of the 2 brothers, and introductions to each tale. Read up on "The Juniper Tree," my favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great illustrations! Stories ain't bad either!
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A useful and informative book.
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