Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version

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Penguin, 2012 - Fiction - 405 pages
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#1 New York Times bestseller Philip Pullman retells the world's best-loved fairy tales on their 200th anniversary

Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children's and Household Tales. Now Philip Pullman, one of the most accomplished authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm.

Pullman retells his fifty favorites, from much-loved stories like “Cinderella” and “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Rapunzel” and “Hansel and Gretel” to lesser-known treasures like “The Three Snake Leaves," "Godfather Death" and "The Girl with No Hands." At the end of each tale he offers a brief personal commentary, opening a window on the sources of the tales, the various forms they've taken over the centuries and their everlasting appeal.

Suffused with romance and villainy, danger and wit, the Grimms' fairy tales have inspired Pullman's unique creative vision—and his beguiling retellings will draw you back into a world that has long cast a spell on the Western imagination.
 

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Don’t take apples from strange old ladies. Beware of witches and wolves in the woods. Courage and goodness will always be rewarded. These lessons, and more, are well known to anyone familiar with the ... Read full review

Contents

The Frog King or Iron Heinrich
3
The Cat and the Mouse Set Up House
9
Faithful Johannes
28
The Twelve Brothers
39
Little Brother and Little Sister
47
Rapunzel
58
The Three Little Men in the Woods
65
Hansel and Gretel
75
The Girl with No Hands
162
The Robber Bridegroom
176
Briar Rose
200
I
221
Farmerkin
237
Jorinda and Joringel
256
The Singing Springing Lark
273
Bearskin
289

The Three Snake Leaves
86
The Fisherman and His Wife
96
The Brave Little Tailor
104
Cinderella
116
The Riddle 12 8
128
The Mouse the Bird and the Sausage
133
The Singing Bone
148
The Little Shroud
319
One Eye Two Eyes and Three Eyes
333
Iron Hans
350
Lazy Heinz
371
The Goose Girl at the Spring
386
The Nixie of the Millpond
399
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Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass) has sold more than fifteen million copies and been has published in more than forty countries. The first volume, The Golden Compass, was made into a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. Pullman is at work on a companion His Dark Materials novel, The Book of Dust. He lives in Oxford, England.

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