Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Grimm's Fairy Tales (Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm)

Grimm's Fairy Tales
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

Blurb: Early in the nineteenth century, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm compiled a collection of stories to preserve the folklore of their native Germany. Forty-three of them - fairy tales, some deliciously dark, that have bewitched readers for generations - are gathered here. Translated into more than 150 languages, these well-loved narratives brim with fearless heroes, humble and hardworking heroines, and treacherous villains, exploring themes of innocence, curiosity, and revenge.

Rich in detail, lyrical phrase, these masterful translations by Margaret Hunt capture the flavour of the original Grimm tales. Here are classics such as Rapunzel, Hansel and Grethel, Thumbling, Cinderella, The Bremen Town-Musicians, The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids, The Fisherman and His Wife, and Little Snow-White. These cherished fables, created from centuries-old oral tradition, await rediscovery by children and adults alike.

ISBN: 9780486456560 (Paperback)
Year: 1884
Publisher: Dover
Pages: 187 (Fiction)


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