Household Stories (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Household Stories In this translation of these Household Stories, it has been simply endeavoured to render the homely talk of Germany into the homely talk of our own country. A few short pieces have been omitted to which English mothers might object, and principally on the score of that mixture of the sacred and profane which is common in German imagina tive composition. It may, perhaps, also be objected that in some of the Tales the expression, the greater the rogue, the better his fortune, occurs to such criticism the Brothers Grimm reply, The right use of these narrations will find no. Evil therein, but, as a good old proverb has it, a witness of our own hearts. Children point at the stars without fear, while others, as the popular belief goes, thereby ofi'end the angels. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 594 pages
- 152 x 229 x 30mm | 785g
- 05 May 2017
- Forgotten Books
- 252 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white