Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

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The Floating Press, Jan 1, 2009 - Fiction - 453 pages
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The legendary folklorists Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are widely credited with preserving and documenting Europe's oral fairy tale tradition. On several extended trips collecting stories in and around Germany, the pair transcribed more than 200 classic folk tales. This volume compiles some of the most popular and well-known fairy tales from the Grimms' body of work.
 

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Contents

Clever Elsie
232
The Miser in the Bush
237
Ashputtel
242
The White Snake
254
The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids
261
The Queen Bee
266
The Elves and the Shoemaker
270
The JuniperTree
274

The Dog and the Sparrow
54
The Twelve Dancing Princesses
59
The Fisherman and His Wife
66
The WillowWren and the Bear
76
The FrogPrince
80
Cat and Mouse in Partnership
86
The GooseGirl
90
The Adventures of Chanticleer and Partlet
101
Rapunzel
110
Fundevogel
116
The Valiant Little Tailor
120
Hansel and Gretel
133
The Mouse the Bird and the Sausage
145
Mother Holle
149
Little RedCap Little Red Riding Hood
155
The Robber Bridegroom
163
Tom Thumb
170
Rumpelstiltskin
180
Clever Gretel
186
The Old Man and His Grandson
190
The Little Peasant
192
Frederick and Catherine
200
Sweetheart Roland
208
Snowdrop
214
The Pink
225
The Turnip
291
Clever Hans
296
The Three Languages
301
The Fox and the Cat
305
The Four Clever Brothers
307
Lily and the Lion
314
The Fox and the Horse
324
The Blue Light
327
The Raven
334
The Golden Goose
344
The Water of Life
351
The Twelve Huntsmen
362
The King of the Golden Mountain
367
Doctor Knowall
377
The Seven Ravens
381
The Wedding of Mrs Fox
386
The Salad
391
The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was
400
King GrislyBeard
415
Iron Hans
421
CatSkin
433
SnowWhite and RoseRed
441
Endnotes
452
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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.

Wilhelm K. Grimm (1786-1859) and his brother Jacob W. Grimm (1785-1863) 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, the 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. Wilhelm, the younger of the two, was said to have been gentle and poetic, and his brother claimed that he was a gifted public speaker. He studied at Marburg, then went to Cassel. In 1825, at the age of 39, he married Dorschen Wild, a playmate from his childhood, who accepted his close ties to his brother without question. Wilhelm enjoyed being married and was a devoted husband and father. Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm are buried side by side in Berlin.

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