The standard abbreviation for the collection is KHM , from the German title. This final version is the basis for most editions and translations published after the Grimms' death. Scanned text of volume 1 books.
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Erster Band. Siebente Auflage. Verlag der Dieterichschen Buchhandlung. This volume contains stories Scanned text of volume 2 books. Zweiter Band. This volume contains storis plus Kinderlegenden Children's Legends Miscellaneous writings on linguistics, folklore, and medieval studies.
An edition with commentary of an important medieval German epic. Lieder der alten Edda Lays from the Elder Edda , Deutsche Sagen German Legends , 2 volumes, , In der Nicolaischen Buchhandlung. This volume contains legends Please note that the numbering here varies somewhat from that in later editions. Zweiter Theil. This is a translation, with a long and insightful introductory essay, of Thomas Crofton Croker's book Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland London, The Grimms themselves saw only the entries A through Forsche of this monumental historical dictionary published during their lifetime.
The remaining parts were published by several generations of scholars over a year span. Return to the table of contents.
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Geschichte der deutschen Sprache History of the German Language , 2 volumes, A tourist route in Germany connecting the principal cities associated with the Grimms and their tales. Frog Kings. Folktales about slimy suitors from around the world. Ein Vergleich der Fassungen von und Fables about cats and mice. Cinderella Aschenputtel Cinderella. Aarne-Thompson-Uther folktale type A and related stories of persecuted heroines translated. Cinderella Stories.
2. The Tinderbox
Brown, University of Calgary. Frau Trude Witchcraft Legends. Vandergrift, Rutgers University. Death of the Seven Dwarfs , a folk legend from Switzerland with an ending quite different from that of the familiar fairy tale by the Grimm brothers.
Rumpelstiltskin Rumpelstilzchen Rumpelstilzchen , ein Vergleich der Fassungen von , und The Name of the Helper. Folktales of type , and related tales, in which a mysterious and threatening helper is defeated when the hero or heroine discovers his name. Folktales of type Incest in Indo-European Folktales.
Maurice Sendak, Lisbeth Zwerger, Edward Gorey, David Hockney, Wanda Gág, Shaun Tan, and more.
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However, what attracted me to this copy was that is a light paper back with no illustrations and a nice selection of stories 45 of them. It made for a literal light read, in comparison to my enormous illustrated editions, which are undeniably stunning but also not practical to read outside of the house. It was fun to judge the Fairy tales on the story alone, to revisit old favourites such as Cinderella 4. It was fun to judge the Fairy tales on the story alone, to revisit old favourites such as Cinderella and Briar-Rose, as well as reminding myself of some the lesser known yet just as enjoyable tales - The Valiant Little Tailor, The Lazy Spinner, The Three Army Surgeons.
The oddest story in the collection may have been The Mouse, the Bird and the Sausage, which is about a mouse, and bird and a sausage who all live together, dividing the chores, then the bird revolts, insists they swap chores and inadvertently causes them all to die. It is two pages long and escalated quickly! View 2 comments. As is usual with many short story collections, there were some stories I thoroughly enjoyed, and there were some I didn't like in the slightest.
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It's took a little longer than I'd hoped to get around to reading this, but I'm happy I finally have. It is a classic read, but there were some stories I could relate to more than others. There were some I remember being read to me as a child. To be honest though, these versions of the fairy tales are somewhat dark, and one could even go as far as As is usual with many short story collections, there were some stories I thoroughly enjoyed, and there were some I didn't like in the slightest.
To be honest though, these versions of the fairy tales are somewhat dark, and one could even go as far as calling them chilling. All of these stories contain some sort of message and a purpose, and I thought that it was a good deal of fun to figure those out. View 1 comment. Taken from the East European oral tradition, and first published in , these stories were originally collated and published in Germany by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. Although softened to appease Christian sensibilities of the day, this compilation still became a sort of cult horror anthology for children.
Indeed, returning to these gruesome little tales as an adult, I can see that they are indeed 'grim', and make curious bedtime reading. Even allowing for the Grimm brothers sanitisation of the Taken from the East European oral tradition, and first published in , these stories were originally collated and published in Germany by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.
Even allowing for the Grimm brothers sanitisation of the stories, they remain far removed from Disney's cinematic versions of Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and all the other fluffy, uplifting animations so popular with modern movie-goers. Here, incest, cruelty, starvation, torture and violent death vie for space with the happily ever afters. Decapitated gee-gee anyone?
Thankfully my seven-year-old self was far less squeamish, and I dwelt not at all on the many sadistic happenings, but simply enjoyed reading about talking bears, heroic giant-slayers and sharp-witted wolves in red bonnets. In short, I was a typical child reader. NB I don't wish to appear a pedant, but surely the title, Grimm's Fairy Stories , is grammatically incorrect. Shouldn't it be Grimms' Fairy Stories?
I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong. Stories : 1.
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The Goose Girl — Trickery and ambition get you thrown naked into a barrel of nails and dragged to your death. Accept help from a nasty toad and you will wind up with a Prince who feels he has the right to your time, your food, and your bed 4. And that just shows what men are. Faithful John — Abducted princess suffers Stockholm Syndrome, parents willingly decapitate their own children to save their faithful servant, wtf is this story?
Hansel and Grethel — For once in these stories a girl takes action and saves herself and her brother. The White Snake — A princess has fun setting impossible tasks for her suitors and killing them when they fail. Mother Hulda — Helpful and industrious girls are rewarded. Lazy and mean-spirited girls are tarred and feathered.
The Elves - oooookaaaayyy The Robber Bridegroom — Girl keeps her head, brings justice to man who chops up and eats women. The Almond Tree — Wicked woman decapitates and dismembers her stepson and feeds him to his father. All is HEA when stepmother is crushed by a millstone and the boy is resurrected by the almond tree. The Sleeping Beauty — Two beautiful privileged youth find each other and live HEA without a thought of the many boys with poor timing who died an agonized death impaled in the thorn hedge.
This may be the best one, with the wonderful imagery of the kingdom asleep in suspended animation.