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Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales
     

Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

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by Brothers Grimm, Arthur Rackham (Illustrator), Wilhelm Grimm
 

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Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, and Snow White are among the jewels we owe to the German brothers Grimm, who began in the first decade of the 19th century to seek out and listen to village storytellers. The best-loved of the tales they discovered are now brought together with the marvelous pictures that in 1900 first established the reputation of one of the

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Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, and Snow White are among the jewels we owe to the German brothers Grimm, who began in the first decade of the 19th century to seek out and listen to village storytellers. The best-loved of the tales they discovered are now brought together with the marvelous pictures that in 1900 first established the reputation of one of the greatest children's illustrators of all time, Arthur Rackham.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679417965
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1992
Series:
Everyman's Library Children's Classics Series
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,270,661
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.03(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859), were born in Hanau, near Frankfurt, in the German state of Hesse. Throughout their lives they remained close friends, and both studied law at Marburg University. Jacob was a pioneer in the study of German philology, and although Wilhelm's work was hampered by poor health the brothers collaborated in the creation of a German dictionary, not completed until a century after their deaths. But they were best (and universally) known for the collection of over two hundred folk tales they made from oral sources and published in two volumes of 'Nursery and Household Tales' in 1812 and 1814. Although their intention was to preserve such material as part of German cultural and literary history, and their collection was first published with scholarly notes and no illustration, the tales soon came into the possession of young readers. This was in part due to Edgar Taylor, who made the first English translation in 1823, selecting about fifty stories 'with the amusement of some young friends principally in view'. They have been an essential ingredient of children's reading ever since.

Brief Biography

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

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Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales: Includes Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Little Red-Cap Clever, Elsie & more 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fabulous collection if the best fairy tales and values. Great for all ages!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The stories were nice
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This book is an overall great book. There are the fairy tales that we all grew up with and some that are new to us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My brothers and sisters love fairytales and so i was like the heck with it i'm gonna buy it and plus i love their books and this is filled with a ton of fairytales.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But i love the grims brothers tales yaaYy hahhahah
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lori21 More than 1 year ago
The collection of German origin fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm. Many different kind of fairy tales that show how different from today fairy tales are told.
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