The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

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This is a compendium of the Brothers Grimm's most beloved fairy tales, newly translated and accompanied by an array of vintage illustrations. This book brings together twenty-seven of the most beloved of the famous Grimms' fairy tales, including all the classics, such as `Cinderella`, `Snow White`, `Sleeping Beauty`, and `Hansel and Gretel` in an all-new translation specially commissioned for this publication. Containing a painstakingly-researched selection of illustrations by some of the most famous illustrators from the 1820s to the 1950s-including golden age legend Kay Nielsen, bestselling author Gustaf Tenggren, British darlings Walter Crane and Arthur Rackham, and giants of nineteenth century German illustration Gustav Sus, Heinrich Leutemann, and Viktor Paul Mohn, as well as many new discoveries-this compilation also includes beautiful silhouettes culled from original publications from the 1870s and 1920s that run throughout the entire layout. Interlaced in the book are also dozens of entirely new silhouettes designed and created especially for this book. In addition to the tales, the book also includes an introduction to the Grimms' legacy, brief introductory texts for each tale, and extended artists' biographies in the appendix. For adults and children alike, this classic addition to any library brings to life the never-ending magic of the Grimms' fairy tales and their delightful illustrations. The following fairy tales are featured in the book: `The Frog Prince`; `The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats`; `Little Brother and Little Sister`; `Rapunzel`; `Hansel and Gretel`; `The Fisherman and His Wife`; `The Brave Little Tailor`; `Cinderella`; `Mother Holle`; `Little Red Riding Hood`; `The Bremen Town Musicians`; `The Devil with Three Golden Hairs`; `The Shoemaker and the Elves`; `Tom Thumb's Travels`; `Sleeping Beauty`; `Snow White`; `Rumpelstiltskin`; `The Three Feathers`; `The Golden Goose`; `Jorinde and Joringel`; `The Goose Girl`; `The Twelve Dancing Princesses`; `The Star Coins`; `Snow White and Red Nose`; `The Hare and the Hedgehog`; `Puss n' Boots`; and, `The Golden Key`.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 205 x 256 x 37.85mm | 1,315g
  • Cologne, Germany
  • English
  • illustrations
  • 3836526727
  • 9783836526722
  • 11,928

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A compilation of Brothers Grimm fairy tales complete with vintage illustrations
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"...a truly bewitching coffee-table tome." * Modern Luxury Interiors, Texas * "The perfect addition to any nursery library, it will have readers and listeners spellbound." * Daily Telegraph, London * "This gloriously illustrated collection, TASCHEN's first children's book, includes lesser-known tales like 'Little Brother and Little Sister' and 'The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs' along with the favorites... Best are the timeless illustrations, mostly European, gleaned from previously published work from the 1820s to the 1950s. The stories, if not all their characters, live happily ever after." * New York Times Book Review, New York *
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About Jacob Grimm

Noel Daniel is a graduate of Princeton University and a former Fulbright Scholar to Berlin. She earned an MA in London and was director of a photography gallery before editing books. Her TASCHEN publications include Kay Nielsen's A Thousand and One Nights and East of the Sun and West of the Moon, The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen, Wintertime Tales, Magic, and The Circus.
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