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Mythology & Folk Tales
  • Author:
    Grimm Brothers Grimm,Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm,Wilhelm Grimm
  • ISBN:
    1420932780
  • ISBN13:
    978-1420932782
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Digireads.com (January 1, 2009)
  • Pages:
    408 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Mythology & Folk Tales
  • Language:
  • FB2 format
    1952 kb
  • ePUB format
    1676 kb
  • DJVU format
    1506 kb
  • Rating:
    4.3
  • Votes:
    229
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Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and his brother Wilhelm (1786-1859) were philologists and folklorists.

About Jacob Grimm: Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm, German philologist, jurist and mythologist . The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm by. Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm. Jack D. Zipes (Translator).

Jakob Ludwig Grimm and Wilhelm Karl Grimm were born on January 4. .Grimms' Fairy Tales - Children s and Household Tales or Grimms Fairy Tales.

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were two brothers born in Frankfurt in the old German .

This woman, Wilhelm Grimm wrote in the preface to.The book of fairy tales represented only a fraction of their immediate project.

The brothers Grimm are known to be somewhat somber, I get that, but they . Now I know I have been reading a bad imitation of the Grimm brothers work all this time

Grimms' complete fairy tales. International Collectors Library.

Grimms’ Fairy Tales have entertained children and adults for the past two centuries, and have become part of our common heritage.

Once upon a time, two brothers wished to preserve their German folklore in a collection of tales that they believed had been handed down for generations. When they began in 1812 they had just 86 stories that rather harshly reflected the difficult life of European peasantry. Subsequent editions would grow to hold over 200 tales. As time passed, the Brothers Grimm found that their collection of fairy tales, with all of its royalty, magical creatures, and brave adventures, entranced those who read them. This compilation of fairy tales which includes the complete canon of over 200 tales has become a beloved set of classical stories the world over. Presented here in this edition is the faithful translation of Margaret Hunt.

Thofyn
This is a seriously beautiful book. As a huge book lover, just looking at it and paging through it makes me happy. As you can see from the pictures, it comes with gold dipped pages and a red ribbon book marker. My boyfriend commented that it looks just like a Bible.

I attached some photos of the Contents, just in case anyone was wondering what specific stories are included (although I do believe it's supposed to be a complete set--but I don't know Grimm's stories well enough to confirm that).

Hope my pics have helped! :)
YSOP
I don't know if this is unique to the Kindle version, but this edition is truly a travesty.

I bought it a while ago and have been reading the stories whenever I get some free time. From the start I had the feeling that these stories were a little "off". The brothers Grimm are known to be somewhat somber, I get that, but they also portray humor and subtle nuances in their writing. However, this English version reads as if it had been stripped of any wit before publication.

A few days ago, I finally discovered the main problem: the translation is just awful. I really didn't want to believe it, I truly wanted to think this book was a faithful representation of the original stories, and it was just a case of me not "getting it". Then I read the story titled "Clever Hans" and it was such a bizarre experience, that I had to look up how come it ended the way it did. That's when I discovered this gem, which is illustrative of the problem that affects the whole book. If you go to Wikipedia and read the plot of "Clever Hans", you learn the premise of the tale, how it is supposed to be humorous and the ending should read something like:

"And that's how Hans lost his bride."

However, after reading this book's version of the tale, it read like a bad story, not humorous at all, and it ended with the line:

"Then Grethel became angry, tore herself loose and ran away, and became the bride of Hans."

Clearly, the translation went as far as to completely change the meaning of the punchline of the story. Now I know I have been reading a bad imitation of the Grimm brothers work all this time. Nothing left to do but to look for a better rendition of their work.
Iesha
Amazon has merged reviews of multiple editions, here.

This cloth hardcover volume is 8.1 x 10.1 INCHES, 320 PAGES, with 27 STORIES (versus the flexcover 5.4 x 7.7 INCHES, 192 PAGES, 14 STORIES The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm that, at roughly 1/3rd the price and practically identical-looking in online images, people mistake for being the same!).

It is as durable as it is displayable -- as complete as any "coffee table" book of Grimms' most popular classics could be, with page after page of brilliant illustrations by esteemed artists (whose biographies are provided). That's Taschen: its books are worth every (*pretty*) penny.

I cannot speak to this translation versus other English ones (note: the cover is not in German as Amazon displays), but there is a Translator's Note at the end. An index, too. And at the beginning, an introduction to Grimms', for the uninitiated.

Beautifully presented and told, it is an anthology for all ages to cherish.
Gunos
A beautiful book especially for the price. I love that the intro includes some information on the brothers and short stories. There are 201 stories and 10 legends included in this book.

The book itself has gold pages, red and gold highlights on the front, embossing and a red ribbon bookmark.
Other book details-
Introduction by: Ken Mondschein, PhD
Translation by: Margaret Hunt
Gindian
The book came on time & looks exactly as shown. It has many tales I did t realize existed. I bought this to use while writing a report on the gruesome truth behind the tales we love. These are NOT books for children. As an adult I appreciate the original stories. However, there are still fairly watered down from the true original tales. As I was using this in my works cited I found I had to search for more sources seeing how this book wasn’t true originals.
Vispel
I was looking for a good edition of the Grimm's stories for my library that uses the old language and hasn't been translated to read like modern English, and i was so happy to find that this has the old quirky word usage that characterize stories that come from European culture and are very old and unsophisticated like the plain people who told them to the Grimm's brothers. For me it is akin to the 1950's habit of tearing out old, high tin ceilings and installing dropped foam board ceilings in their place!

The further enjoyment of the book it that the cover is beautifully bound and the book has a strong, compact feel to it, i think it is leather-bound, with a picture of two owls in a forest leather-tooled into the cover. Also it it the complete collection of Grimm's Stories, with all 201 stories and 10 legends, so that should keep you busy with stories for a long time! One last thing there is a wonderful introduction in the beginning about the history of the Grimms Brothers and the historical time and background of these stories, their impact on the world and other fascinating information as well as a full page b & w picture of the Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm, the brothers who collected the stories. I love the Grimms tales, and how interesting that the the tales can be so Grimm, just like the Brothers real surname! I feel i have found an absolute treasure in this volumn one i will always keep, and if you are looking for a good Grimms Brothers volume this one really has everything+!.