Grimms' Fairy Tales

Grimms' Fairy Tales

by Wilhelm GrimmJacob Grimm and SBP Editors

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 11/05/2017

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For most children, reading the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm is an essential experience when growing up. Grimm's Fairy Tales collects fifty-five of the best-known fairy and folk tales set down by the Brothers Grimm, including 'Sleeping Beauty,' 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,' 'Little Red Riding Hood,' 'Hansel and Gretel,' 'The Frog-Prince,' and 'Rumpelstiltskin'. The Brothers Grimm rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarfs, of fabulous animals and dark deeds.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859), were born in Hanau, near Frankfurt, in the German state of Hesse. Throughout their lives they remained close friends, and both studied law at Marburg University. Jacob was a pioneer in the study of German philology, and although Wilhelm’s work was hampered by poor health the brothers collaborated in the creation of a German dictionary, not completed until a century after their deaths. But they were best (and universally) known for the collection of over two hundred folk tales they made from oral sources and published in two volumes of ‘Nursery and Household Tales’ in 1812 and 1814. Although their intention was to preserve such material as part of German cultural and literary history, and their collection was first published with scholarly notes and no illustration, the tales soon came into the possession of young readers. This was in part due to Edgar Taylor, who made the first English translation in 1823, selecting about fifty stories ‘with the amusement of some young friends principally in view.’ They have been an essential ingredient of children’s reading ever since.

ISBN:
9789380914725
9789380914725
Category:
Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
11-05-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Samaira Book Publishers
Wilhelm Grimm

Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859), German author and cultural researcher, was one half of the Grimm Brothers; authors of some of the most popular and best-known European fairy tales. He was born in the town of Hanau, in what was at the time the Holy Roman Empire. He was a graduate of the University of Marburg.

Jacob Grimm

Jacob Grimm (1785-1863), one half of of the renowned Brothers Grimm, was a German philologist, jurist, and mythologist. He was also a linguist, and discoverer of "Grimms law," and wrote several of the Wests best known fairy tales along with his brother Wilhelm. He was born in the town of Hanau, in what was at the time the Holy Roman Empire. He was a graduate of the University of Marburg.

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