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eBook Fairy Tales download

by The Brothers Grimm

eBook Fairy Tales download ISBN: 1456421336
Author: The Brothers Grimm
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 30, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 204
ePub: 1880 kb
Fb2: 1929 kb
Rating: 4.5
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Fairy Tales Folk Tales and Myths

Grimms' Fairy Tales, originally known as the Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen, pronounced ), is a collection of fairy tales by the Grimm brothers or "Brothers Grimm", Jakob.

Grimms' Fairy Tales, originally known as the Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmärchen, pronounced ), is a collection of fairy tales by the Grimm brothers or "Brothers Grimm", Jakob and Wilhelm, first published on 20 December 1812.

Not for children – the Brothers Grimm's fairy tales were not the sweet numbers you remember as a child but rather .

Not for children – the Brothers Grimm's fairy tales were not the sweet numbers you remember as a child but rather twisted and sometimes gory. When you think of fairy tales, you most likely think of sweet stories heard as a child; however, Grimm fairy tales weren’t intended for children, but rather, adults, which you’ll understand once you read the non-Disneyfied versions. Read on to discover 13 fascinating tales, some famous and some lesser known, most of which are twisted and gruesome.

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were two brothers born in Frankfurt in the old German kingdom of Hesse. The scholarly foot notes were completely eliminated, making the book just a collection of fairy tales that a child might enjoy. They studied law, but were passionately interested in folklore. The present collection contains some of the most famous and well loved fairy tales that generations of children have enjoyed. The universal themes of fairy tales which include the triumph of good over evil, courage, common-sense, humility, love, the downfall of pride, greed, envy and laziness all find voice in the characters of Grimms' Fairy Tales.

The Brothers Grimm were born in Hanau, Germany. Jacob was born on the 4th of January 1785 and Wilhelm - on the 24th of February 1786. From early youth, until their death, the brothers were very close friends, always complementing each other.

Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales. The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales (Knickerbocker Classics). He is a professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota.

Introduction: rediscovering the original tales of the brothers grimm. Just a little over two hundred years ago, in December of 1812, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of their Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children’s and Household Tales), followed by a second volume in 1815. Little did the Grimms realize at that time that their tales would become the most famous fairy tales in the world and that the bicentennial of these two extraordinary books would be celebrated in conferences and ceremonies worldwide between 2012 and 2015.

The four clever brothers. 37. Lily and the lion.

Grimms' Fairy Tales by. The Brothers Grimm. And as they came to the wood where the fox first met them, it was so cool and pleasant that the two brothers said, 'Let us sit down by the side of the river, and rest a while, to eat and drink. So he said, 11. 'Yes,' and forgot the fox's counsel, and sat down on the side of the river; and while he suspected nothing, they came behind, and threw him down the bank, and took the princess, the horse, and the bird, and went home to the king their master, and said. All this have we won by our labour

Grimms' Fairy Tales: Children's and Household Tales.

Grimms' Fairy Tales: Children's and Household Tales. List of Grimms' fairy tales. Their third and youngest brother, who was called Witling, and had remained behind, started off to seek them; and when at last he found them, they jeered at his simplicity in thinking that he could make his way in the world, while they who were so much cleverer were unsuccessful. Read the story →. The princess and the pea A fairytale by .

Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, the Shoemaker and the Elves, Tom Thumb—they’re all here, and more in this classic collection of Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm. Grimm’s Fairy Tales has been essential childhood reading for almost 200 years. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, were born near Frankfurt, Germany and are best known for their collecting of hundreds of folk tales from various oral sources of the time. “Fairy Tales” was originally published as ‘Nursery and Household Tales' in 1812. The stories were initially published as a scholarly work written to preserve German folk tradition, but once they were translated into English they became part of mainstream reading. Today many of these tales have been retold and expanded into books in their own rite, and many others have been made into feature-length motion pictures. Take some time to re-read the original tales and see what made these stories so captivating for so many.
Comments: (7)
Light out of Fildon
This is a seriously beautiful book. As a huge book lover, just looking at it and paging through it makes me happy. As you can see from the pictures, it comes with gold dipped pages and a red ribbon book marker. My boyfriend commented that it looks just like a Bible.

I attached some photos of the Contents, just in case anyone was wondering what specific stories are included (although I do believe it's supposed to be a complete set--but I don't know Grimm's stories well enough to confirm that).

Hope my pics have helped! :)
Aradwyn
I don't know if this is unique to the Kindle version, but this edition is truly a travesty.

I bought it a while ago and have been reading the stories whenever I get some free time. From the start I had the feeling that these stories were a little "off". The brothers Grimm are known to be somewhat somber, I get that, but they also portray humor and subtle nuances in their writing. However, this English version reads as if it had been stripped of any wit before publication.

A few days ago, I finally discovered the main problem: the translation is just awful. I really didn't want to believe it, I truly wanted to think this book was a faithful representation of the original stories, and it was just a case of me not "getting it". Then I read the story titled "Clever Hans" and it was such a bizarre experience, that I had to look up how come it ended the way it did. That's when I discovered this gem, which is illustrative of the problem that affects the whole book. If you go to Wikipedia and read the plot of "Clever Hans", you learn the premise of the tale, how it is supposed to be humorous and the ending should read something like:

"And that's how Hans lost his bride."

However, after reading this book's version of the tale, it read like a bad story, not humorous at all, and it ended with the line:

"Then Grethel became angry, tore herself loose and ran away, and became the bride of Hans."

Clearly, the translation went as far as to completely change the meaning of the punchline of the story. Now I know I have been reading a bad imitation of the Grimm brothers work all this time. Nothing left to do but to look for a better rendition of their work.
Uickabrod
Amazon has merged reviews of multiple editions, here.

This cloth hardcover volume is 8.1 x 10.1 INCHES, 320 PAGES, with 27 STORIES (versus the flexcover 5.4 x 7.7 INCHES, 192 PAGES, 14 STORIES The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm that, at roughly 1/3rd the price and practically identical-looking in online images, people mistake for being the same!).

It is as durable as it is displayable -- as complete as any "coffee table" book of Grimms' most popular classics could be, with page after page of brilliant illustrations by esteemed artists (whose biographies are provided). That's Taschen: its books are worth every (*pretty*) penny.

I cannot speak to this translation versus other English ones (note: the cover is not in German as Amazon displays), but there is a Translator's Note at the end. An index, too. And at the beginning, an introduction to Grimms', for the uninitiated.

Beautifully presented and told, it is an anthology for all ages to cherish.
funike
A beautiful book especially for the price. I love that the intro includes some information on the brothers and short stories. There are 201 stories and 10 legends included in this book.

The book itself has gold pages, red and gold highlights on the front, embossing and a red ribbon bookmark.
Other book details-
Introduction by: Ken Mondschein, PhD
Translation by: Margaret Hunt
Bladebringer
The book came on time & looks exactly as shown. It has many tales I did t realize existed. I bought this to use while writing a report on the gruesome truth behind the tales we love. These are NOT books for children. As an adult I appreciate the original stories. However, there are still fairly watered down from the true original tales. As I was using this in my works cited I found I had to search for more sources seeing how this book wasn’t true originals.
melody of you
Great book for all the fans of classic fairy tales, me included. The book is of course in Old English grammar, which is grand. And it is printed in the U.K. so you'll see a lot of 'single quotations' rather than "double quotations".

The only con is the stories aren't the "original" version per se. The Frog Prince for example turned human again by sleeping in the princess's pillow, but the original version, the prince turns human again after the princess violently throws him against the wall. But I guess it's for the kids to read more so than adults. Still worth getting. I'm still pleased.