When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their Children's and Household Tales
in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea that such
stories as “Rapunzel,” “Hansel and Gretel,” and “Cinderella” would become
the most celebrated in the world. Yet few people today are familiar with
the majority of tales from the two early volumes, since in the next four
decades the Grimms would publish six other editions, each extensively
revised in content and style. For the very first time, The Original Folk
and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm makes available in English all 156
stories from the 1812 and 1815 editions. These narrative gems, newly
translated and brought together in one beautiful book, are accompanied by
sumptuous new illustrations from award-winning artist Andrea Dezsö. From
“The Frog King” to “The Golden Key,” wondrous worlds unfold—heroes and
heroines are rewarded, weaker animals triumph over the strong, and simple
bumpkins prove themselves not so simple after all. Esteemed fairy tale
scholar Jack Zipes offers accessible translations that retain the spare
description and engaging storytelling style of the originals. Indeed, this
is what makes the tales from the 1812 and 1815 editions unique—they reflect
diverse voices, rooted in oral traditions, that are absent from the Grimms'
later, more embellished collections of tales. Zipes's introduction gives
important historical context, and the book includes the Grimms' prefaces
and notes. A delight to read, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the
Brothers Grimm presents these peerless stories to a whole new generation of
readers.

Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Jack Zipes—The Original Folk And Fairy Tales Of The

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