The Brothers Grimm: Fairy Tales

The Brothers Grimm: Fairy Tales

by Mr Jacob Grimm, Mr Wilhelm Grimm
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The Brothers Grimm: Fairy Tales by Mr Jacob Grimm, Mr Wilhelm Grimm

Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen) is a collection of German fairy tales first published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm. The collection is commonly known in the Anglosphere as Grimm's Fairy Tales. The work of the Brothers Grimm influenced other collectors, both inspiring them to collect tales and leading them to similarly believe, in a spirit of romantic nationalism, that the fairy tales of a country were particularly representative of it, to the neglect of cross-cultural influence. Among those influenced were the Russian Alexander Afanasyev, the Norwegians Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe, the English Joseph Jacobs, and Jeremiah Curtin, an American who collected Irish tales.

The Brothers Grimm (German: Brüder Grimm or Die Gebrüder Grimm), Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859), were German academics, linguists, cultural researchers, lexicographers and authors who together collected and published folklore. They are among the most well-known storytellers of German folk tales, popularizing stories such as "Cinderella" (Aschenputtel), "The Frog Prince" (Der Froschkönig), "Hansel and Gretel" (Hänsel und Gretel), "Rapunzel", Rumpelstiltskin" (Rumpelstilzchen), and "Snow White" (Schneewittchen). Their first collection of folk tales, Children's and Household Tales (Kinder- und Hausmärchen), was published in 1812.

The Grimms' legacy contains legends, novellas and folk stories, the vast majority of which were not intended as children's tales. Deeply concerned by the content of some of the tales-such as those that showed children being eaten-von Armin suggested they be removed. Instead the brothers added an introduction with cautionary advice that parents steer children toward age-appropriate stories. Despite von Armin's unease, none of the tales were eliminated from the collection, in the brothers' belief that all the tales were of value and reflected inherent cultural qualities. Furthermore, the stories were didactic in nature at a time when discipline relied on fear, according to scholar Linda Dégh, who explains that tales such as "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Hansel and Gretel" were written to be "warning tales" for children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490936086
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/07/2013
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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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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