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The German brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm spent years collecting and researching folk tales early in the 19th century. They published Children's and Household Tales in 1812, a collection which became known as Grimm's Fairy Tales. The collection included what are now some of the world's most famous stories, including Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin. Wilhelm married in 1825, but Jacob never wed and for most of his life lived in his brother's home. The brothers also began a German historical dictionary, the enormous Deutsches Wörterbuch, which ran to 16 volumes when it was finally completed by others in 1954.
Twenty of the Brothers Grimm best-loved tales including Snowdrop, a version of the Snow White story, and Rumpelstiltskin are retold on this beautiful edition which is richly illustrated by Arthur Rackham who brings out darkness, magic and overwhelming love – all of which lie at the heart of the Grimm stories.
One of a range of marvellous comic books created in the '50s and '60s now with artwork re-coloured and covers digitally enhanced for a new generation. Perfect Bound at a terrifically good value price. A message from the publisher: Classics Illustrated - A wonderful History - We're delighted to re-introduce these marvellous comic books to new generations of readers who will surely enjoy them as fantastic tales of adventure and excitement but will also improve their reading skills as a result and be inspired to read the complete versions of many of these fine works. I sincerely hope that you enjoy these superb adaptations and are similarly inspired as I was, nearly 50 years ago. Jeff Brooks, CEO, Classic Comic Store Ltd
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are world-famous storytellers. And the first edition of the collection, in which there were 86 fairy tales, came out with only 900 copies. Then the circulation began to grow rapidly. The influence of the Grimm brothers' tales was enormous, from the first edition these wonderful stories won the love of the children's audience. Since 2005, a collection of fairy tales of these German writers and collectors of folklore appears in the international UNESCO register "e;Memory of the World"e;.
The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859) were German brothers who remained close friends, and both studied law. While Jacob went on to study philology, Wilhelm wrote. The two of them worked on creating a German dictionary, but it would not be finished until long after they were both dead.
200 tales and 10 legends. Margaret Hunt's translation. According to Wikipedia: "e;Children's and Household Tales (German: Kinder- und Hausmarchen) is a collection of German origin fairy tales first published in 1812 by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm. The collection is commonly known today as Grimms' Fairy Tales... The Brothers Grimm (German: Die Gebruder Grimm), Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, were German academics who were best known for publishing collections of folk tales and fairy tales and for their work in linguistics, relating to how the sounds in words shift over time (Grimm's Law). They are among the best known story tellers of novellas from Europe, allowing the widespread knowledge of such tales as Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel."e;
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