The Annotated Brothers Grimm

The Annotated Brothers Grimm

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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: Annotated
  • Edition statement: Bicentennial ed
  • Illustrations note: 75 color, 75 black-and-white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 40,779

Product description

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 favorites 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 color, 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 favorite in the acclaimed Norton Annotated series, this magnificent volume will draw both children and adults into the enchanting world of fairy tales.

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Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) is the author, along with his brother Wilhelm, of the classic tales of folklore and fantasy collectively known as Grimm's Fairy Tales. Also a librarian and dictionary writer, Jacob was an acclaimed linguist and academic who elaborated "Grimm's Law," a major historical breakthrough in the development of the study of linguistics. Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859) studied law in the early 1800s but became much better known as an accomplished and passionate storyteller and, with his brother Jacob, one of the Grimm Brothers, who gave the world the groundbreaking and fantastic collection of folklore, fairy stories, and fantasy tales we now call Grimm's Fairy Tales. Maria Tatar chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. She is the author of Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood, Off with Their Heads! Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood and many other books on folklore and fairy stories. She is also the editor and translator of The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, The Annotated Brothers Grimm, The Annotated Classic Fairy Tales, The Annotated Peter Pan, The Classic Fairy Tales: A Norton Critical Edition and The Grimm Reader. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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"[O]ne of today's most appealing versions is the Harvard scholar Maria Tatar's Annotated Brothers Grimm, rereleased in a new edition this Fall." -- Amanda Katz