Grimms' Tales for Young and Old The Complete Stories

ISBN-10: 0385189508
ISBN-13: 9780385189507
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Description: Ralph Manheim, the highly acclaimed and  prize-winning translator, has rediscovered in the original  German editions of the Grimms' works the  unadorned, direct rhythm of the oral form in which they  were first recorded.

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/9/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Ralph Manheim, the highly acclaimed and  prize-winning translator, has rediscovered in the original  German editions of the Grimms' works the  unadorned, direct rhythm of the oral form in which they  were first recorded.

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.

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