The Complete Grimm's Fairytales

The Complete Grimm's Fairytales

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One of the most beloved collections of fairy tales in a splendid new paperback edition. For almost 200 years, these stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers Grimm have been part of the way children - and adults - learn about the vagaries of the real world. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, little Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty are only a few of more than 200 enchanting tales included in this collection. Lyrically translated and beautifully illustrated, these stories are presented just as the Brothers Grimm originally set them down.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c1972.
ISBN: 9780394709307
Characteristics: 863 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm.


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Jul 30, 2020

Grimm’s Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm contains dozens of fairy tales of various genres, moods, settings, and characters. Whilst containing the originals of many famous tales - such as the original Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood - this book also contains plenty of lesser known tales which any reader will be able to enjoy. With such a collection of stories, this book is best read over time, taking in each story as you go. Not all stories in here are for children, nor are they for the faint of heart - but that simply adds a special charm to this collection of classic tales. 4/5 stars
@Demosthenes of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Sep 13, 2017

This book contains the original and much more disturbing fairy tales that are taught today. This book is definitely interesting due to the originality of these fairy tales and the background behind them, instead of being like 'fairytales' the tales actually feel extremely real. This is due to the fact that these stories are based on many real events that were a large problem in history and even still today such as kidnapping, assault and murder. It is quite interesting that people used to (and still do) readily read this book to their young children when I am in my late teens and find this book disturbing. The illustrations in this book are absolutely beautiful and help with imagining the tale that you are reading, though the illustrations are extremely scattered it really adds to the story when they appear. Overall this book is simply amazing and really gives more context to history. It truly is an experience that should be enjoyed. 4.5/5 Stars.
- @TheCollector of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

This is another book in my classic collection, and although it may seem that fairy tales are for children, this is an exquisite example of why those mystical and magical tales can be read by any age and audience. When I flipped through some of the stories I noticed that some of these were classic tales we have all heard as children and seen adapted into movies; but with that magical antique twist that makes you truly believe that these were works of geniuses and amazing writers. There isn’t a shortage of complexity in the plots but there is a simplicity that have allowed us to experience the stories since we were children. This is a nice collection to be reading because you can be reading it alongside another book without confusion or mixup. Uniquely perfect, Grimm’s Fairy Tales is bright, vibrant but darker in some aspects than the ball gowns on princesses that we call “fairy tales”.
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Sep 02, 2016

I enjoyed this book, but first off I must say it is NOT a picture book (there is a picture at the start of a story). This is more for an older child. My baby however liked hearing me read it, and would stop playing to crawl over and shove the book at me if I tried to stop.
In short compared to Grimm's original fairytales (not for kids) this book is : easier to read, less gruesome, less graphic, but it still allows a younger audience to enjoy these classic fairytales

Sep 28, 2015

is this the one with the gruesome details for adults?????????

Mar 27, 2015

I felt this book would have frightened my 8 year old. The fairy tales are probably more "authentic" to the original tales as there are gruesome details in some. One such story talks about a bridegroom who intended to kill his bride, chop her up and eat her. She sneaks into his home and sees him and his friends bring home another maiden to murder and eat, and upon seeing a ring on the maiden's finger, proceeds to chop her finger off and the finger bounces into the bride's hiding spot. In another story, a witch decides to kill her stepdaughter with an ax while she slept but she learned of the plan and switched places in bed with her stepsister, so her stepsister gets beheaded instead.

Jul 06, 2012

Wake up, Disney- these are much darker, AND more entertaining! You think you know the stories? Maybe you don't...
Fantastic read, finished it all in one sitting!

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Jun 18, 2016

A bunch of fairy tales by the Grimm brothers


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Mar 27, 2015

Violence: In one story, a man intend to murder and eat his bride. In another story, a witch beheads her daughter and the stepdaughter picks up the head and drops blood in 3 places in the house.


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