The Grimm Reader: The Classic Tales of the Brothers Grimm

The Grimm Reader: The Classic Tales of the Brothers Grimm

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Edited by Maria Tatar, Translated by Maria Tatar, Introduction by A. S. Byatt

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 325 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 234mm x 30mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 12 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393338568
  • ISBN 13: 9780393338560
  • Sales rank: 408,663

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Even after two hundred years, the tales collected by the Brothers Grimm remain among our most powerful stories. Their scenes of unsparing savagery and jaw-dropping beauty remind us that fairy tales, in all their simplicity, have the power to change us. With some of the most famous stories in world literature, including "Cinderella," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Hansel and Gretel," "Snow White," as well as some less well known stories like "The Seven Ravens," this definitive collection promises to entrance readers with the strange and wonderful world of the Brothers Grimm. Maria Tatar's engaging preface provides readers with the historical and cultural context to understand what these stories meant and their contemporary resonance. Fans of all ages will be drawn to this elegant and accessible collection of stories that have cast their magical spell over children and adults alike for generations.

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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.