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Fairy Tales - The Brothers Grimm

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The Brothers Grimm are the most notorious fairy tale writers in history. This collection features over 60 of their most celebrated stories, translated directly from the original versions as opposed to the watered-down versions brought to us by Disney. The originals found in this book feature the intriguing, witty and dark-humored style that made them famous long before their stories were turned into shallow cartoons.

Included in this book are some of the most recognized classics such as Rapunzel, along with other lesser known tales like The Twelve Dancing Princesses.

Some of the other popular tales found in this book:
- The Frog-Prince
- Hansel And Gretel
- Little Red Riding Hood
- Rumpelstiltskin
- The Golden Goose
- Snow-White and Red-Rose

Price: $6.95

Grimm's tales as they should be read!

True, some (but not all) of the Brothers Grimm stories are gruesome and parents would find it unesay reading them to their children as fairy stories, but then they were never intended to be read predominantly by, or to, children. The Brothers Grimm wrote down their collected oral tales mainly for the bourgeois audiences of 19th century europe, and Jacob Grimm said that whilst the stories were mainly for an adult readership, the fact that children were also beginning to read them was just a bonus. Certainly many of the tales are different to the sweet and innocent versions portrayed by Disney. Don't expect to find cute little animals here! However, expect to find tales with a moral and a recipe for living, as prevelent today as they were nearly 200 years ago. It's a great book, especially with the added bonus of Zipes' introduction which details the history of the Brothers Grimm and their reasons for writing down the tales. Buy it to read to yourself, not your children!

Wonderful Reading for any Age!

The Brothers' Grimm wrote beautiful fairy tales, and they can be enjoyed by all ages. I think I enjoyed them most when I read them to my own children, but I have read them again since, and enjoyed them again. I read this collective edition in order to get all of them at one go, so to speak. The Brothers' Grimm were not writers by profession. They were scientific philologists, but decided to make up a collection of folktales. They spent thirteen years gathering the tales from various sources, and then put them down in writing in order to preserve them. Everyone knows these tales. These tales have endured and been loved for many years, and Disney has made some very memorable animated movies out of quite a few of them. Read them for your enjoyment, and to recapture a little of your lost youth.

S. Schwartz "romonko"

Simply the BEST

These are the stories in their true non-Disneyfied forms. A great collection, that I'd hold up against any other.
- Crusader "Mystic"

Good 'ol days

This book was amazing. It's nice to see the original tales in all their glory, not the wussed out pansy versions of today. Parents, if you TRULY love your children buy them this book now.

- C. Urbanski

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