Brothers Grimm's Selected Tales

ISBN-10: 0140444017
ISBN-13: 9780140444018
Edition: 1982
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Description: The tales gathered by the Grimm brothers are at once familiar, fantastic, homely, and frightening. They seem to belong to no time, or to some distant feudal age of fairytale imagining. Grand palaces, humble cottages, and the forest full of menace  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1982
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/24/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

The tales gathered by the Grimm brothers are at once familiar, fantastic, homely, and frightening. They seem to belong to no time, or to some distant feudal age of fairytale imagining. Grand palaces, humble cottages, and the forest full of menace are their settings; and they are peopled by kings and princesses, witches and robbers, millers and golden birds, stepmothers and talking frogs.

Jacob W. Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm K. Grimm (1786-1859) pioneered the study of German philosophy, law, mythology and folklore, but they are best known for their collection of fairy tales. These include such popular stories as Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and The Frog Prince. Commonly referred to now as Grimm's Fairy Tales, their collection was published as Kinder-und-Hausmarchen (Children's and Household Tales, 1812-15). The brothers were born thirteen months apart in the German province of Hesse, and were inseparable from childhood. Throughout their lives they showed a marked lack of sibling rivalry. Most of their works were written together, a practice begun in childhood when they shared a desk and sustained throughout their adult lives. Since their lives and work were so collaborative, it is difficult now to differentiate between them, but of course there were differences.- Jacob, who studied for a time in Paris, was fascinated with variant spellings of older words. He articulated "Grimm's Law," the rules of which are still used today to determine correspondences between the consonants of German and languages in the Indo-European family. Jacob was bolder and more experimental than Wilhelm, and was rumored to be a lively dancer. Throughout his life, Jacob kept rigidly to schedule and could be extremely focused on work that demanded close attention to detail. He never married, but was a loving uncle to Wilhelm's children. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are buried side by side in Berlin.

Introduction
Note on the Text
Note on the Translation
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of the Grimm Brothers
The Tales
Preface to the Second Edition (1819)
The Frog King, or Iron Henry
Cat and Mouse As Partners
Our Lady's Child
The Tale of the Boy Who Set Out To Learn Fear
The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats
Faithful John
The Good Bargain
The Twelve Brothers
The Pack of No-good, Low-life Ruffians
Little Brother and Little Sister
Rapunzel
The Three Little Men in the Forest
Hansel and Gretel
The Tale of the Fisherman and His Wife
The Brave Little Tailor
Ashypet
The Tale of the Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage
Mother Holle of the Snow
The Seven Ravens
Little Redcap
The Bremen Town Band
The Singing Bone
The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs
The Girl With No Hands
Clever Hans
Sensible Elsie
The Table-Lay, the Gold-Donkey, and the Club in the Sack
Little Thumb
Mrs Fox's Wedding
The Robber Bridegroom
Godfather Death
Thumbling's Travels
Fitcher's Bird
The Tale of the Juniper Tree
Old Sultan
The Six Swans
Briar-Rose
Foundling-Bird
Snow-White
Knapsack, Hat, and Horn
Rumpelstiltskin
The Golden Bird
The Golden Goose
Coat o' Skins
Jorinda and Joringel
The Three Children of Fortune
Six Make Their Way Through the Whole World
Grandfather and Grandson
The Tale of Little Hen's Death
Hans in Luck
The Fox and the Geese
The Singing, Soaring Lark
The Goose-Girl
The Young Giant
The King of the Golden Mountain
The Water of Life
The Bearskin Man
Tales of Toads and Adders
The Jew in the Thorn Bush
The Bright Sun Brings It To Light
The Wilful Child
The Devil and His Grandmother
One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes
The Shoes That Were Danced To Tatters
Iron John
The Lord's Beasts and the Devil's
The Little Shepherd Boy
The Starry Coins
The Stolen Farthing
Reviewing the Brides
The Tale of Cockaigne
A Tall Tale From Diethmarsch
A Riddling Tale
Snow-White and Rose-Red
Sharing Joy and Sorrow
The Moon
The Messengers of Death
The Unequal Children of Eve
The Golden Key
Children's Legends
St Joseph in the Forest
The Rose
Our Lady's Goblet
Selected Earlier Versions
Selected Tales from the First Edition, Removed for the Second and Subsequent Editions
Circular Letter Concerning the Collection of Folk Poesy

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