The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm : The Complete First Edition
by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Jack David Zipes, Andrea Dezso
Editor: Princeton University Press
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When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their Children and the Foyer des Contes in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea that these stories of “Raiponce”,”Hansel and Gretel” and “Cinderella” would become the most famous in the world.Yet, few people today are familiar with the majority of stories from the first two volumes, since in the next four decades the Grimm brothers publish six more editions, each summer revised in style and content.For the first time, The Origin of Folk and Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers makes available in English to all 156 stories from 1812 and 1815 editions onwards.These gemstone narratives, newly translated and brought together in a beautiful book, are accompanied by sumptuous new illustrations by award-winning artist Andrea Dezso.From “The Frog King” to “The Golden Key,” wonderful worlds unfold – heroes and heroines are rewarded, the weakest animals triumph over the strong, and simple’ dull’ prove themselves is not so simple after all.Dear Scholarly Fairy Tale Dear Jack Zipes offers accessible translations to keep the spare parts description and engage the style tales of the original.Indeed, this is what makes the tales from 1812 to 1815, the editions of unique, they testify to a diversity of voices, rooted in oral traditions, which are absent from Grimm,”later, more embellished collections of tales”.Zipes the introduction provides an important historical background, and the book includes the Grimm’s brothers prefaces and notesA pleasure to read, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm presents these peerless stories from a whole new generation of readers.
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