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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 Worterbuch, which ran to 16 volumes when it was finally completed by others in 1954.
This Calla Edition of fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm is drawn from the mammoth collection first published in 1909 and illustrated by Arthur Rackham. His 40 full-colour plates, plus innumerable black-and-white spot elements, get sensitive treatment in a design that retains the best features of the original, including the ornate gilt stamping on the case. This is really a book to treasure and will last more than a lifetime. Also selected by Jenny Downham, January 2011 Guest Editor: "This was the second book I was given on my eleventh birthday. Here are sorcerers and thieves and murderers and lost children and wicked adults and buckets of blood! Many stories we know well, such as Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel and Cinderella have their roots in an ancient folk tradition which doesn’t provide a sanitised happy ending. In this version of Snow-White, for instance, the wicked queen is given burning hot iron slippers to wear as a punishment and is forced to dance to her death."
Featuring 211 classic tales from the Brothers Grimm, including favorites such as Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, The Frog Prince, Rapunzel, Snow White, and Rumpelstiltskin, The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales is accompanied by 40 color plates and 60 black-and-white illustrations from award-winning English illustrator Arthur Rackham, whose books and prints are now highly sought-after collectibles. Originally titled Children's and Household Tales, The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales contains what have been the essential bedtime stories for children worldwide for over two centuries. The Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm, were German linguists and cultural researchers who gathered legendary folklore and aimed to collect the stories exactly as they heard them. The fourth book in the Timeless Classics series from Rock Point has nearly 800 pages of classic fairy tales to enjoy and features a gorgeous deckled edge, ribbon marker, and foil and deboss details on a vibrantly colored case-a standout for your personal library collection. The Timeless Classics series from Rock Point brings together the works of classic authors from around the world. Complete and unabridged, these elegantly designed gift editions feature luxe, patterned endpapers, ribbon markers, and foil and deboss details on vibrantly colored cases. Celebrate these beloved works of literature as true standouts in your personal library collection. Other titles in the series include: The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, The Complete Sherlock Holmes, The Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, The Complete Tales of H.P. Lovecraft, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.
Full of cunning witches, dragon hoards and dwarves spinning straw into gold, the tales of the Brothers Grimm are some of the most recognised and best-loved fairy tales of all time. During the early 19th century, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm collected the stories of German folk lore in an act of romantic nationalism, believing these tales were the best way to preserve the heritage of the country. Now the reach of these stories extends well beyond the brothers' original intention, having influenced literature across the world for more than two centuries. This treasury includes 45 fairy tales, including both well-known stories such as 'Hansel and Grethel' and 'Rapunzel', as well as lesser-known works such as 'The Hare the Hedgehog' and 'The Iron Stove'. Presented here in a beautiful cloth-bound edition, Grimm's Fairy Tales is a collection is a treasure for both the young and old.