Grimm's Fairy Tales

Grimm's Fairy Tales

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Merry, dark or magical, these classic tales never fail to inspire and enthrall. From the land of fantastical castles, vast lakes and deep forests, the Brothers Grimm collected a treasury of entrancing folk and fairy stories full of giants and dwarfs, witches and princesses, magic beasts and cunning boys. From favourites such as "The Frog-Prince" and "Hansel and Gretel" to the delights of "Ashputtel" or "Old Sultan", all are vivid with timeless mystery.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 111 x 181 x 18mm | 152g
  • Penguin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustr.
  • 9780140624328
  • 50,005

About The Brothers Grimm

Wilhelm Grimm, geb. am 24. Februar 1786 in Hanau, gestorben am 16. Dezember 1859 in Berlin, lehrte in den 1830er Jahren in Göttingen, war Mitglieder der Göttinger Sieben und ab 1841 der Preußischen Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Gemeinsam mit seinem Bruder Jacob arbeitete er an den "Kinder- und Hausmärchen", den "Sagen" und vor allem am "Deutschen Wörterbuch", das ab 1854 entstand. Sie gelten als Gründer der Deutschen Philologie und Germanistik.

Jacob Grimm wurde 1785 in Hanau geboren. Er studierte in Marburg und Paris. Der Germanist arbeitete als Professor in Göttingen, wurde jedoch als Mitverfasser des politischen Protestes der Göttinger Sieben von seinem Amt enthoben. 1841 holte der preußische König Friedrich Wilhelm IV. ihn und seinen Bruder Wilhelm Karl Grimm (1786-1863) als Mitglieder an die Akademie der Wissenschaften nach Berlin. Mit seinen auf eingehender Quellenforschung beruhenden Werken Deutsche Grammatik und Geschichte der deutschen Sprache legte Jacob Grimm die Grundlage der Germanistik. Er bearbeitete die ersten Bände des von ihm und Wilhelm Grimm begründeten Deutschen Wörterbuchs. Gemeinsam mit seinem Bruder und K. Lachmann gilt Jacob Grimm als der eigentliche Begründer der deutschen Philologie. Jacob Ludwig Carl und Wilhelm Karl Grimm sind die bekannten Herausgeber der "Kinder- und Hausmärchen". Jacob Grimm starb 1863 in Berlin.
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The Grimm's brothers have been entertaining both young and old with tales of romance, humour, greed, revenge and melancholy for centuries now, this book is a perfect starting point. I must also warn that these are not the sweet interpretations of fairy tales; the Grimm's created some pretty morbid stories, forget the Disney Interpretations, fairy tales are not just for children! For the price of this book it is fantastic, it includes 54 of their most known stories including; Hansel and Grettle, The elves and the shoemaker, frog prince and Rumple-Stilts-skin to name a few. The sturdy paperback is a handy size (perfect for travelling) and has good sized print and some lovely classic illustrations. A short introduction about the Grimm's brothers is also included. The cover of the book however could come across as quite deceiving. The cover shows an illustration of Little Red Riding Hood (Little Red-Cap) however the book itself does not contain the story. It also leaves out other well loved stories such as Sleeping Beauty (Briar Rose). Overall for the price of this book you cannot complain, it is a lovely handy sized copy of which both children and adults could enjoy, with short stories perfect for keeping children entertained for a few minutes at a more
by Terri L Wilcox
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