The Annotated Brothers Grimm: Bicentennial Edition

The Annotated Brothers Grimm: Bicentennial Edition


By (author) Jacob Grimm, By (author) Wilhelm Grimm, Edited by Maria Tatar, Introduction by A. S. Byatt

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Hardback | 552 pages
  • Dimensions: 221mm x 257mm x 43mm | 1,588g
  • Publication date: 2 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393088863
  • ISBN 13: 9780393088861
  • Edition: Enlarged
  • Edition statement: Expanded edition
  • Illustrations note: 75 colour and 75 black-and-white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 29,864

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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 favourites 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 colour, 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 favourite in the acclaimed Norton Annotated series, this magnificent volume will draw both children and adults into the enchanting world of fairy tales. Introduction by A.S. Byatt.

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Praise for the first edition: "...can inspire that sharp fairytale pleasure at impending danger, as when the witch's voice cackles: 'Nibble, nibble where's the mouse? Who's that nibbling at my house.'" (Marina Warner, The Times); "[It is] a very good thing to rescue fairy tales from their airbrushed, deracinated, Barbie-ised place in modern culture..." (New Statesman); "For this beautiful edition...Maria Tatar has provided new translations and a series of fascinating textual notes." (London Review of Books)