Grimms Fairy Tales: The Brothers Grimm

Grimms Fairy Tales: The Brothers Grimm

by Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm


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Grimms Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm

Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm

The Grimms' legacy contains legends, novellas, and folk stories, the vast majority of which were not intended as children's tales. Von Armin was deeply concerned about the content of some of the tales, such as those which showed children being eaten, and suggested that 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.

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ISBN-13: 9781539002529
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/21/2016
Series: Brothers Grimm
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.35(d)

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