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The Complete Fairy Tales

The Complete Fairy Tales

by The Brothers Grimm

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/01/2008

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Wolves and grandmothers, ugly sisters, a house made of bread, a goose made of gold... the folk tales collected by the Grimm brothers created an astonishingly influential imaginative world. However, this is also a world where a woman serves her stepson up in a stew, a man marries a snake, a princess sleeps with a frog, and an evil queen dances to death in a pair of burning shoes. Violent, funny, disturbing, wise and sometimes beautiful, these stories have intrigued children, adults, scholars, psychologists and artists for centuries.The only complete edition available of the most famous collection of fairy tales ever published, this collection features the 279 stories in an acclaimed, modern, unexpurgated translation.
ISBN:
9780099511441
9780099511441
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-01-2008
Publisher:
Vintage Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
1072
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x48mm
Weight:
0.72kg
The Brothers Grimm

When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm set out to collect stories in the early 1800s, their goal was not to entertain children but to preserve Germanic folklore and the hard life of European peasants was reflected in the tales they discovered.

However, once the brothers saw how the stories entranced young readers, they began softening some of the harsher aspects to make them more suitable for children.

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