The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales

The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales

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For almost two centuries, the stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers Grimm have been part of the way children and adults learn about the vagaries of the real world. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow-White, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red-Cap (a.k.a. Little Red Riding Hood), and Briar-Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty) are only a few of more than 200 enchanting characters included here. Lyrically translated and beautifully illustrated, the tales are presented just as Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm originally set them down: bold, primal, just frightening enough, and endlessly engaging. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library"

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  • Paperback | 880 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 44mm | 1,059.98g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0394709306
  • 9780394709307
  • 24,002

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Among the few indispensable, common-property books upon which Western culture can be founded . . . It will be a mistake if this volume is merely bought for a child; it should be, first and foremost, an educational must for adults. W. H. Auden, "The New York Times" Here it is, clear and fine and solid, beautifully and passionately illustrated, this one book other than the Bible that has truly made Western man. P. L. Travers, "The New Republic" Everyone should possess and know Grimm s Fairy Tales one of the great books of the world and no English-speaking person could do better than this edition. Richard Adams, "The New York Times Book Review" [A] splendid edition, admirably illustrated. Edmund Wilson, "The New Yorker""

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The classic edition of 210 ageless tales of myth and magic - one of the most popular collections of fairy tales ever published.

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About Jacob Grimm

Jacob Grimm (1785 1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786 1859) were born in Hanau, Germany. They published the first of their many collections of German fairy tales in 1812."

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