The Complete Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

The Complete Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

Hardcover(Avenel 1981 ed)

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L. Owens, ed. Presents all 215 stories recorded by the Brothers Grimm, many not available elsewhere, illustrated by renowned artists. Includes such timeless favorites as Cinderella, Rapunzel, and The Frog Prince. A delight for young and old alike. 100 b&w illustrations. 704 pages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780517336311
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/1981
Edition description: Avenel 1981 ed
Pages: 680
Age Range: 7 - 11 Years

About the Author

When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, aka the Brothers Grimm, set out to collect stories in the early 1800s, their goal was not to entertain children but to preserve Germanic folklore. Once the brothers saw how the stories entranced young readers, however, they began softening some of the harsher aspects to make them more suitable for children. A cornerstone of Western culture since the early 1800s, Grimm’s Fairy Tales is now one of the world’s most beloved books.

Place of Birth:

Hanau, Germany

Place of Death:

Berlin, Germany

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The Complete Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
ccahill on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It was interesting to read the original (and darker) versions of some of the fairy tales that Disney has sanitized for American children. I love Grimm fairy tales, and they are even better in their original German. Each one is not only entertaining, but teaches a great life lesson. If you have a dark sense of humor or just plain like morbid stories, Grimm fairy fales are as good as they get.
Mendoza on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
These fairy tales should never be mistaken for just 'children's stories'. They are not dumbed or watered down - they are as they were written as Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm originally set them down: bold, primal, just frightening enough, and endlessly engaging. I think this should be a must read for any adult out there.
lyz94 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wow, disney is WAY off on how the original Cinderella went!! I like this book, but the brothers Grimm were a little morbid!
temsmail on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Interesting reading, but hard to get through. These are the fairy tales I heard of as an adult, but never knew as a vhild. Some of these are NOT for children.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book tells everything you need to know if your a Brother's Grimm fan. Even know the stories can get lovey-dovey at times, there is more than 600 pages of material to fill your imagination with action and supense. Believe me, it's a great book! Go buy it, today!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was extremely disappointed with the low quality of the printing and of the translations. There are better versions out there, and they are translated by experts for modern readers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the disney corp. softend you up and made fairy tales seem joyus and sweet when realy they are gory and exciting and suspencful.If you want to read some thing that you are sure to love prepair to read a one of a kind story. these stories were origianaly told to scare little kids into obeying their perents, like they told cindarella to make kids appreaciate there parents by saying that if you dont respect your parents wile there around, evil step-parents are going to come and make your life horrible. so if you want some great stories read the brothers grimm one of a kind and orriginal way of story telling!!!!