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  • 224 pages
  • Grimms Märchen
  • Jacob Grimm
  • English
  • 03 July 2017
  • 9781857781441

About the Author: Jacob Grimm

Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm, German philologist, jurist and mythologist, was born at Hanau, in Hesse Kassel or Hesse Cassel He is best known as the discoverer of Grimm s Law, the author of the monumental German Dictionary, his Deutsche Mythologie and popularly, with his brother

10 thoughts on “Grimms Märchen

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    I m thrilled that this book contains the nasty version of Cinderella, where the stepsisters not only cut off parts of their feet in an attempt to wear the slipper, but also get their eyes pecked out by birds during the royal wedding That ll learn em.These children s classics are fairly dripping with blood particularly the evil blood of those who seek to keep true love from running its natural, ho hum course.These were dark and scary times to be a stepmother Even though Snow White is stupid enough to fall for the wicked queen dressed as a peddler woman bearing poisoned goodies on THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS, it s the queen who s forced to don red hot iron shoes and dance until she drops dead Then there is the wicked stepmother in The Twelve Brothers She is put to death in a barrel filled with boiling oil and venomous snakes boiling oil resistant serpents, one must presume , where she died an evil death Reading than 50 of these stories in a row tends to get a bit monotonous In fact, many seem to be the SAME story re told with only slight changes Here are the fairy tale rules 1 Share your food and drink with tiny forest folk Kindness to animals is always rewarded.2 Teeny tiny men seem to have trouble staying out of cows stomachs.3 A multitude of tasks must be completed before one is allowed to marry royalty.4 When three siblings set out on quests, it s always the youngest, weakest, most childlike and kindhearted who succeeds That one also always goes last, does not make the same mistakes as his or her predecessors, and wins the heart of the prince or princess who is cleverly disguised as an old man or woman.5 For some reason, tailors see a lot of action.If you haven t read these, you really shouldthough I recommend sampling one every now and then, rather than all in one fell swoop.Too many happily ever afters can leave a sour taste in your mouth Not to mention a disturbing amount of sympathy for stepmothers.

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    Overall quite enjoyable Some tales I loved, some were just kind of meh, but it was fun

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    I was originally was going to give this a 3 because it is uneven strange, and sometimes surprisingly amoral, but then i realized how much I acutally had to say about it, and just how much I enjoyed reading these goofy stories So bear with me while i recount some of the best and worst stories and some of the strange themes of grimm s fairy tales I have to admit, I write these reviews almost entirely for myself Some themes things you should know If you are an evil stepmother or witch, and you are looking for a brother and sister or pair of lovers, they ve probably turned themselves into a duck and a lake, respectively people or animals geting released from wolf s stomaches and then placing stones in their place if you kill a dragon, giant or other fearsome creature, always cut out the tongue and hang onto in case you are betrayed by someone who claims to have killed the beast himself when confronted, the deceiver will always claim that the beast had no tongue, but no one will believe him if you rescue someone a fair maden, of course from the bottom of the well while your companions are above ground, always put something else in the basket to replace your weight, because they will drop you and try to kill you Never bet against A tailor Anyone named Dummling, or Thumbling The youngest of 3 brothers Anyone that can talk to, or is kind to animals, or who is kind to old women basically anyone young, pretty, and poor Always bet against ugly peopleBest stories Two Brothers two brothers wander the world with a shitload of animals at their beck and call, so many in fact, that they decide to split up they stab some knife or something into a tree that they can look at to see if the other is ok One becomes a king after killing a dragon , the other wanders the world the king goes hunting, gets turned into stone by a witch the other brother her saves him lots of other things happen it s one of the longest and strangest stories and it s just great Rumpelstiltskin One of the classics that the one I knew was actually very similar to the original NOthing quite as funny as how upset the little guy gets when she figures out his name Brother Lustig Another long and weird story, this is different in that Brother Lustig first appears to be a good guy, then he is kind of a jerk, but he sort of gets picked on by a priest and then he tricks his way into heaven it s weird The Man of Iron Robert Bly wrote a whole book on manliness based upon this fairy tale, and I can see why It just a really good story, and very rich with male stereotypes Not that stereotypes are necessarily good, but it just really well written and interesting The Straw, The Coal and The Bean my favorite So funny Contains this passage, as the coal tries to cross the river by walking on the straw The straw, however, beginning to burn, and the Coal slipping after, hissed as it reached the water, and gave up the ghost The Bean, which had prudently remaned up the shore, was forced to laugh at this accident, and the joke being so good, it laughed so immoderately that it burst itself Fortunately a wandering tailor is able to stitch the bean back up.3 disturbing stories The Frog Prince Did you know that in the original, the frog is turned into a prince after being thrown against the wall She gets pissed at him because she is supposed to be his companion because he retrieved her ball , but then he turns into a prince and they marry what kind of lesson does that teach Actually the story is really about the last paragraph, about the prince s loyal servant, Henry, who had tied bands around his heart which broke of happiness upont the prince s return Cinderella one stepsisters tries to get into the shoe by cutting off a toe, the other by cutting off a heel Their punishment for failure They get their eyes pecked out by birds The Poor Boy in his Grave An orphaned boy is adopted by a cruel farmer and wife The farmer beats for his honest or endearing mistakes, like eating a bundle of grapes because he was a hungry While baling hay while they are out, his sweater gets caught in the hay Knowing he will be beaten, his despair leads him to drink what the the farmer s wife said was poison, but is actually honey At this point you still think things are going to end up well And it s kind of funny, he says I thought death would be bitter, but it is so sweet He then moves onto to the fly poison, about which he was also lied to, because it turns out to be wine Still funny But then his drukeness makes him feel a bit woozy, so he thinks he might be dying so, he goes and lays in an open grave, and the cold and the wine kill him He lays in the grave forever The farmer s house burns down later on and he and his wife live in poverty and misery, but come on That s all See, I told you I had a lot to say.

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    Hessen Landskunde 51 ..

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    A very good read Reminds me of my childhood days when my Grandma used to read these fairy tales to me They are pretty graphic however I recommend this book to all Read to your children folks It will create a love of reading and a thirst for knowledge Enjoy and Be Blessed.Diamond

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    Kinder und Hausm rchen is a key German contribution to world literature It comprises about 250 traditional tales, which were collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, and first published in 1812, with a second volume dated 1815 Although the most accurate translation of this title would be Children s and Household Tales , most English readers know these stories as Grimms Fairy Tales, sadly often with the apostrophe misplaced, as Grimm s Fairy Tales.Between 1824 and 1839, Edgar Taylor had translated these tales into English, again in two volumes In 1870, Wilhelm s eldest son, Hermann, edited what has come to be known as the definitive edition of Kinder und Hausm rchen In 1901, Marian Edwardes made a selection of these tales, and it is on her selection which most modern collections are now based There is a typical English Grimm , which always comprises around fifty stories not always the same fifty, but all chosen from a list of around half of the original number of 250 in the 1870 edition Charles Folkard Hansel and Gretel The list is short, because these were tales for children, and some were little than riddles or anecdotes Some were merely variations on the same theme And in addition to those banned by the Victorians for their impropriety, the 20th century rejected some for their brutality, horror and anti Semitism It is easy enough to find a list of all 250 online, and some of the little known ones are indeed hair raising to read.Here I have listed all the ones in this volume, along with alternative names I have discovered they are also known by I have added the number according to the original classication and order in which they were published These are based on Marian Edwarde s selection, and checked against Edgar Taylor s for authenticity The text therefore cannot be bettered, in English Charles Folkard The Three Dwarfs in the Wood It has to be said though, that the presentation of the volume is a disappointment The illustrations are by Charles Folkard, whose watercolours are very much in the tradition of the golden age children s illustrators, Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac and Kay Nielsen They match the style of tales perfectly, but there are only eight colour plates in the entire book, two of which I have included here The volume is roughly the size of a hardback novel, and there are line drawings at the beginning of each story, plus occasional ones in between The less said about the cover illustration the better It is not credited, but clearly drawn by a staff artist of the time, who created a contemporary feel I prefer to do away with this cover, as underneath the cloth bound book is printed with a silhouette repeated design of the girl and the deer, but this is a personal preference.Because of my disappointment with the reproductions of the art work, I am keeping this review at my default rating of 3 stars.1 The Dancing Shoes The Twelve Dancing Princesses , The Worn Out Dancing Shoes or The Shoes that were Danced to Pieces 1332 The House in the Wood The Hut in the Forest 1693 The Golden Bird 574 The Twelve Huntsmen 675 The White Snake 176 Little Red Riding Hood Little Red Cap 267 The Singing Lark The Singing, Springing Lark , The Singing, Soaring Lark , The Lady and the Lion or Lily and the Lion 888 The Brave Little Tailor The Valiant Little Tailor or The Gallant Tailor 209 Rapunzel 1210 The Iron Stove 12711 Jorinda and Joringel 6912 Hansel and Gretel Hansel and Grettel , Hansel and Grethel , or Little Brother and Little Sister 1513 The Boy Who Set Out to Learn what Fear Was The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was or The Story of a Boy Who Went Forth to Learn Fear 414 Donkey Wort The Donkey 14415 Old Sultan 4816 The Fox and the Horse 13217 The Travelling Musicians Town Musicians of Bremen , The Bremen Town Musicians 2718 The Golden Goose 6419 The Wishing Table The Magic Table, the Gold Donkey, and the Club in the Sack , The Wishing Table, the Gold Ass, and the Cudgel in the Sack 3620 Tom Thumb Thumbling and Thumbling s Travels also known as Thumbling as Journeyman 37 and 45 21 Snow White Little Snow White 5322 The Three Dwarfs in the Wood The Three Little Men in the Wood or The Three Little Gnomes in the Forest 1323 The Four Craftsmen The Four Skilful Brothers 12924 Snow White and Rose Red The Ungrateful Dwarf 16125 The Twelve Brothers 926 Jack My Hedgehog Hans My Hedgehog 10827 The Sleeping Beauty Little Briar Rose , The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods 5028 The Raven 9329 Bearskin 10130 Cinderella The Little Glass Slipper 2131 Three Spinning Fairies The Three Spinning Women , The Three Spinners 1432 Rumpel Stilts Ken Rumpelstiltskin , Tom Tit Tot 5533 Mistress Holle Mother Holle , or Mother Hulda , or Old Mother Frost 2434 King Thrush beard 5235 Thumbling the Dwarf and Thumbling the Giant 36 The Water of Life 9737 The Blue Light 11638 The Fisherman and his Wife 1939 The Goose Girl 8940 The Water Fairy The Water Nixie or The Water Nix 7941 The Frog Prince The Frog King , or Iron Henry 142 The Elves and the Cobbler The Elves , or The Elves and the Shoemaker , 3943 Giant Golden Beard The Giant and the Three Golden Hairs , or The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs 2944 King of the Golden Mountain 9245 The Two Brothers 6046 Hans in Luck 8347 The Turnip 146

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    Grimm s Fairy Tales, the apostrophe is as it is printed on the book s title page and cover is Richard Adams s personal selection of nineteen tales, which he made in 1981 This is a large format book with illustrations by Pauline Ellison Pauline Ellison is a prolific illustrator of books, producing meticulous detailed watercolour images with use of natural colour tones These paintings are quite busy, and the characters and interiors have a Germanic or East European feel They are very attractive, and the book displays this art well using glossy paper and printing to a high standard.As I have often found with illustrated books of folk and fairy tales, the actual text is very much the poor relation Here at least there is one illustration per story, inserted in the story itself, rather than randomly Yet the size of the book, and the cramped feel of the text does not invite one to read each story The font size is very small, and the translators are not credited It seems as if this is a book produced primarily for the artworks.Richard Adams has written a brief essay as an introduction Presumably he was asked to make this selection because he was at the peak of his popularity in 1981 I was struck by the synchronicity of an editor who originally conceived his most famous book Watership Down as a story to tell his daughters on long car journeys, just as the stories here were an oral tradition, which were passed down and developed through many generations, before being collected and fixed in a written form by the brothers Grimm However, most of his essay was rather dry and academic, which disappointed me, as I do like Richard Adams s writing style.There is nothing to say what determined his choice of stories some of which are familiar and others not It would be interesting to know what drew him to these, when he had over two hundred tales by the brothers Grimm to choose from Here is the complete list of titles The Frog King or Iron HenryHansel and GretelThe Fisherman and his WifeCinderellaThumblingMother HolleThe Seven RavensFitcher s BirdThe Juniper TreThe Six SwansLittle Snow WhiteLittle Briar RoseRumpelstiltskinThe Golden BirdThe Golden GooseBearskinThe Blue LightThe MoonLittle Red CapAll in all, this is not my preferred book of tales by the Brothers Grimm I would like to be able to read them without navigating a bulky book and poring over the words But the illustrations are careful, quality work, so I would rate this book at less than the default average, hence 2 stars.

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    I m glad to have read this, simply because fairy tale plots and themes are used so often in modern literature that it felt good to become acquainted with old versions of the tales and get closer to the original folklore I also enjoyed picking up on some of the values of the time that come across in the stories That said, most of them are terribly boring The method of storytelling is something I just could not get comfortable with rapid, perfunctory, repetitive, bizarrely irrational It was often disturbingly amoral as well, even so than stories that try to be realistic about how life goes There are plenty of the happy endings that have come to characterise fairy tales today, but happy endings were certainly not the standard for these tales some are incredibly violent and or downright depressing.I m not criticising the book or fairy tales in general for this they re rich cultural texts that still influence literature today But I decided to go with a subjective rating, which is to say, I did not really enjoy reading this, however valuable the experience.

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