Fairy Tale

Fairy Tale

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Children's and Household Tales is a collection of German fairy tales first published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm. The collection is commonly known in English as Grimm's Fairy Tales. Grimm's Fairy Tales collects more than sixty tales set down by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in the early decades of the nineteenth century, among them some of the best-loved and most famous fairy tales in all literature: "Little Red Riding Hood," "Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Rapunzel," "Rumpelstiltskin," and "Tom Thumb." Derived from folk tales that had been part of the oral storytelling tradition for centuries, these stories are acknowledged as literary landmarks that transcend their time and culture.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514339862
  • 9781514339862
  • 2,401,416

About The Brothers Grimm

The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859), were German academics, linguists, cultural researchers, lexicographers and authors who together specialized in collecting and publishing folklore during the 19th century. They were among the best-known storytellers of folk tales, and popularized stories such as "Cinderella," "The Frog Prince," "The Goose-Girl," "Hansel and Gretel," "Rapunzel," "Rumpelstiltskin,""Sleeping Beauty," and "Snow White." Their first collection of folk tales, Children's and Household Tales, was published in 1812. The popularity of the Grimms' collected folk tales has endured well. The tales are available in more than 100 languages and have been later adapted by filmmakers including Lotte Reiniger and Walt Disney, with films such as Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Sleeping Beauty. In the mid-20th century, the tales were used as propaganda by the Third Reich; later in the 20th century psychologists such as Bruno Bettelheim reaffirmed the value of the work, in spite of the cruelty and violence in original versions of some of the tales, which the Grimms eventually sanitized.show more

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