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Grimms' Fairy Tales

4.09  ·  Rating Details  ·  20,567 Ratings  ·  962 Reviews
For almost two centuries, the 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, Hänsel and Gretel, Little Red-Cap (a.k.a. Little Red Riding Hood), and Briar-Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty) are only a few of more than 200 enchanting characters
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Hardcover, 373 pages
Published 1945 by Grosset & Dunlap (first published 1857)
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Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
Overall quite enjoyable! Some tales I loved, some were just kind of meh, but it was fun!
Melki
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I'm thrilled that this book contains the nasty version of Cinderella, where the stepsisters not only cut off parts of their feet in an attempt to wear the slipper, but also get their eyes pecked out by birds during the royal wedding.

That'll learn 'em.

These "children's classics" are fairly dripping with blood - particularly the evil blood of those who seek to keep true love from running its natural, ho-hum course.

These were dark and scary times to be a stepmother.
Even though Snow White is stupi
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Jacob
Feb 13, 2008 Jacob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was originally was going to give this a 3 because it is uneven strange, and sometimes surprisingly amoral, but then i realized how much I acutally had to say about it, and just how much I enjoyed reading these goofy stories. So bear with me while i recount some of the best and worst stories and some of the strange themes of grimm's fairy tales. (I have to admit, I write these reviews almost entirely for myself)

Some themes/things you should know:
-If you are an evil stepmother or witch, and you
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Diamond Cowboy
Dec 26, 2015 Diamond Cowboy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very good read. Reminds me of my childhood days when my Grandma used to read these fairy tales to me. They are pretty graphic however. I recommend this book to all. Read to your children folks. It will create a love of reading and a thirst for knowledge. Enjoy and Be Blessed.
Diamond
عارف فكري
Jun 14, 2015 عارف فكري rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
الغابة شاسعة حقا.. الجو هناك يختلف عن أي جو آخر.. ذلك المكان خاص بالأساطير، بالأشياء التي يصعب أن تواجهها بنفسك، لأنك في عالم واقعي قاسٍ، لكن في ذلك العالم الذي أفرزته المخيلة الإنسانية الخصبة كل شيء ممكن، يمكنك لو أغمضت عينيك وركزت قليلا أن تشاهد أشياء مثيرة:
في هذا الركن مثلا نرى فتاة صغيرة تتدثر بثوب أحمر مميز وهي تحمل سلة متجهة إلى جدتها.. من سوء الحظ أنها كانت تمر بالغابة، وهناك تقابل الذئب الشرير الذي صارت قضية حياته الهامة أن يلتهمها، لذا فهو يتحايل ويغرر بالفتاة البريئة من أجل أن يلتهمها
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Trevor
Apr 17, 2012 Trevor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I listened to these and this is what I've learnt:

Things you really need to know if you ever end up in fairy tale land.

Don’t rely on the love of your father if he is hungry and has a nagging second wife.

Cutting off bits of your toes or your heals is not the most effective way to win the prince. But if you do find this necessary, remember to cauterise the wound.

Always chew your food, Mr Wolf.

If you are female then men may well complain that you talk too much – but remaining silent for seven years
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Lauren Smith
I'm glad to have read this, simply because fairy tale plots and themes are used so often in modern literature that it felt good to become acquainted with old versions of the tales and get closer to the original folklore. I also enjoyed picking up on some of the values of the time that come across in the stories.

That said, most of them are terribly boring. The method of storytelling is something I just could not get comfortable with - rapid, perfunctory, repetitive, bizarrely irrational. It was
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Ahmed
حين درست اللغة الألمانية في الثانوية العامة
درسنا مدينة Hessen وكان من أهم أسئلة الحضارة Landskunde
أين يقع منزل الأخوين جريم ؟
أو ما أهم المعالم السياحية في مدينة "هيسين" ؟
لم أكن أهتم بمن هم الأخوين جريم ولا ما الداعى لجعل منزلهم من معالم المدينة السياحية
لكن حينما قرأت هذة المجموعة الرائعة اكتشفت كم الجهد المبذول في وصول هذا التراث الرائع إلينا والذي جمعه الأخوان في 51 عاما !
أعجبتنى العديد من القصص
و اكتشفت أن قصصا عالمية ك"سنووايت" و "رابونزل" ألمانية الأصل حتى سندريلا لها نسخة ألمانية(أشن بوتيل)
ق
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April
Aug 03, 2012 April rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Coursera - Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World

Finished 1/2 the stories.

My essay:

The Clever Shall Inherit?

Throughout one’s reading of Grimm’s Household Tales, several familiar faces appear. However, these tales are interspersed between oddities like Clever Grethel, Cat and Mouse in Partnership, and The Three Spinsters. What do we make of these? They definitely do not sing the familiar praises to those who work hard, or those who wait patiently for their prince to come,
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Yousra

تعودت أن أسمع ومن بعد ذلك أن استخدم تلك النهاية لكل حدوتة تم حكيها لي او حكيتها

توتة ... توتة ... خلصت الحدوتة ... حلوة ولا ملتوتة؟؟

هنا لا أستطيع أن أحدد كم عدد الحكايات التي كانت حلوة ولا الملتوتة

في الحقيقة، لقد شاهدت منذ فترة طويلة فيلما مفزعا عن الأخوين جريم وكأنهما يعيشا حكاياتهما المفزعة، واختلط علي الأمر وظننتهما شخصيتين وهميتين، إلى أن أتى على ذكرهما الجميل د. أحمد خالد توفيق وقد ترجم أحد أعمالهما المفزعة

وقبل موعد معرض الكتاب بقليل أمسك ابني الأصغر بكتاب ملون بالإنجليزية وصادر عن دار نشر ه
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Inge
"... and then everyone died."

Those Grimm brothers sure are a pair of trolls.

Trololololo
♡Chloe♡
Nov 12, 2015 ♡Chloe♡ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved reading these fairy stories, my language teacher was talking about them ages ago and was telling our class that they are a 'must read'. I didn't realise originally how creepy they are. In one of the stories there was even an exorcism. It amazes me how the Grimm brothers have managed to create such original tales like Cinderella and Rapunzel. I actually loved the language that was used too especially the rhyming! I felt I needed to read these short stories as I love literature so much and ...more
غزل أدم
بعد قراءة كلا من حكايات التراث الشعبى الفرنسى المتمثل فى حكايات العصفور الأزرق والألمانى المتمثل فى حواديت الأخوين جريم نلاحظ أن هناك تشابه كبير بين الأفكار وأن أختلفت طريقة السرد

ففى حكايات العصفور الأزرق لمارى كاترين دونوا (1651 -1705) نجد التأثر الواضح بالمثيولوجيا الإغريقية واليونانية على الرغم من أقتصارها على نوع واحد من الحكايات إلا أنها كانت تتميز بالخيال الخصب

بينما حواديت الأخوين جريم يعقوب جريم (1785 - 1863) فيلهلم جريم (1786 -1859 ) يظهر فيها بوضوح التأثر الواضح بالديانة المسيحية بالإضا
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Juliane Baer
Jul 20, 2013 Juliane Baer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wer kennt sie nicht? Die Geschichten...
Die Brüder Grimm haben mit ihren Werken den Quell geschaffen (neben Luther) für die deutsche Sprache. Und hier ist es auch noch angenehmer verpackt als in der Bibel. Kleiner Tipp an alle Omis wie mich. Vor dem Vorlesen erstmal kurz im stillen Kämmerlein probelesen, denn diese Märchen sind sprachlich zwar leicht verdaubar aber dennoch nicht entschärft.
Pavi
Oct 10, 2012 Pavi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-definitely
The Golden Bird-
why about the golden cages? in this tale, whatever looks good isn't.
This story is like the nightmare of the German; no one can properly follow simple instructions. And the moral of the story: if somebody asks fervently to be killed and mutilated do follow through immediately, he might be a prince. :P

Hans in Luck-
The nightmare of the Businessman. A person working hard for seven years, and eventually throwing away the accumulated wealth of years and years of hard work.
It does expr
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Julia
Jan 30, 2013 Julia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I am taking an online class through Coursera titled FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION: THE HUMAN MIND, THE MODERN WORLD. Grimm's tales are the first selection in the class, and Project Gutenberg has put the entire book online for free, with the wonderful illustrations by Walter Crane.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19068/...

I'm enjoying the online discussion forums, since we have hundreds of people from all over the world enrolled in this course. While I would not have chosen the Grimm tales as part o
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aljouharah altheeyb
قصص شعبية من الأخوان قريم عبارة عن مجموعة من القصص حوالي 62 قصة شعبيه تتحدث عن الأمراء والأميرات والصيادين والحطابين والفقراء ومغامرات الحيوانات المتكلمة والأقزام والعمالقة.
معظم هذه القصص تم تجسيدها في المسلسل الكرتوني "حكايات عالمية".
من خلال هذه القصص بإمكانك ان تغهم نفسية الإنسان في تلك الحقبة الزمنية، كيف كانو يعيشون وماهية الأخلاق والقيم التي تٌنشر بشكل واع و غير واع من خلال هذه القصص المتداولة شفهياً من قاص لآخر وأم لأبنائها.
فنتعلم دوماً ان بالتواضع ربح عظيم حتى بعد مرور عشرات السنوات، و
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Kristin Schmidt
Jul 03, 2013 Kristin Schmidt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ein famoses Werk vom Null Papier Verlag.
Ich muss gestehen, ich kannte den Verlag gar nicht. Kein Wunder, nomen est omen, verlegt der doch erst seit Beginn der E-Book-Ära. Und ich lese E-Books erst seit ca. 2 Wochen. Natürlich lag es nahe, am Anfang nicht soviel zu investieren und sich auf Klassiker zu konzentrieren. Damit kann man ja nicht soviel falsch machen. Und auf der Website des Verlages findet man noch so einiges, was sich zu lesen lohnt. Der Verlag verspricht nicht zu viel, für ein digit
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Mike (the Paladin)
I couldn't find the edition I had so I went with one that was closest in date.

Why only 4 stars for the tails we all remember "fondly" from childhood? Think about it. These are "Grimm's" fairy tales and they certainly are "grim". Still there are tales we remember and love so...4. Their at least not as "grim" as Andersen's fairy tales!
O
May 13, 2015 O rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Heidi
As a child, I was never much exposed to fairy tales, only a tiny selection of them. I read (almost) all of them many years later as a part of my cultural anthropology studies, and we compared them to earlier versions (Charles Perrault and others), which were much more explicit and occasionally had sexual content that doesn't appear in the Grimm versions at all. Originally, fairy tales weren't necessarily aimed at children; often the contrary was the case.

There's still a lot of pretty gruesome v
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Andreas Schmid
Jul 09, 2013 Andreas Schmid rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
Es war einmal ein Zauberbuch
Es war einmal ein sicherlich schon etwas älterer Märchenleser, der ob einer Sendung von des RTL Herrn Jauch gefragt wurde des Namens einer Märchenfigur.
Und, pardauz, dieser Name fiel ihm nicht ein. Daher, gar nicht dumm, machte er sich auf, in seinem kleveren Telefon nach einer Einser-Nullen-Lektüre darob zu suchen.
Und er fand diese jenige hier...
Sei der Verlag gedankt für diese übersichtliche geballte Zusammenstellungen aller Märchen der Brüder Grimm derselbst... dan
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Hoda Elsayed
كان يا مكان.. حدوتة الزمان.
حكاية يرويها.. الدهر والمكان.
وأخرى يطويها.. العمر والنسيان.
وهذه يحكيها.. جريم الأخوان.
لكَ هُنا، والآن.



ها هنا بين يديك حكايات ألف ليلة وليلة الغربية.
إن كنت مُولع بحواديت الطفولةواسترجاعها أمامك بابتسامة لا تفارقك..
فسوف تستمتع بهذه المجموعة . :))
Elius
Aug 02, 2012 Elius rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Elius by: Coursera
It has been fascinating.

At first the stories made absolutely no sense to me. There were no morals. They would have a slow start, a nonsense of a middle, and an abrupt and usually violent end. I thought to myself: These are not stories for children! But as I read on I realized that I have been reading it wrong. They are meant for children. I have read them as a child. Except they were called Thakrumar Jhuli in this part of the world. I remembered I used to enjoy them, but it has been so long th
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Michaela Gehret
Aug 18, 2013 Michaela Gehret rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kann man als Leser überhaupt auf eine Sammlung dieser Märchen verzichten? Nein! Und zu diesem Preis von 99 Cent kann sowieso keiner Nein sagen. Also, ihr Lieben, zuschlagen!
Cassiana
Jul 16, 2015 Cassiana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Demorei para fazer a resenha, mas o sentimento ainda é o mesmo, então lá vai: Yay!!!! Terminei meu primeiro livro em alemão. Bem, não é a primeira obra alemã que leio, mas é o primeiro livro que não é voltado para o aprendizado dessa língua que muitos não conhecem, têm medo e que na verdade é lindíssima e muito mais fácil de pronunciar do que vocês imaginam (apesar de um dos sons do "r" ainda me dar trabalho. rsrs)

O livro reúne 200 contos dos irmãos Grimm, muitos conhecidos, outros que eu nunca
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Noelia Alonso
Sep 12, 2015 Noelia Alonso rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Taking into account all the ratings for each individual tale, the final rating would be of 3.5 but I'm upgrading it to 4 because this edition is astonishingly beautiful. The artwork inside makes the reading experience even better. From the 27 tales this edition has, my absolute favourites are: Rapunzel, Cinderella, The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs, Snow White, The Golden Goose, The Goose Girl and Puss 'n Boots.

Cinderella was quite a surprise to be honest. I knew some of the gore details be
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Steven
Jun 01, 2012 Steven rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Seven at one blow--that is my way!"

Never has a little book of stories delighted me so. It was easy, breezy and beautiful, like Covergirl. And amusing, and creepy, like all good fairy tales should be. The quote above is from "The Gallant Tailor," a sure favorite, though there are so many I would call favorite. "Six Soldiers of Fortune" holds a certain rebellious essence to it, and could mean a lot to a soldier of today. In the story, soldiers are neglected once one of the king's wars is declared
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Neha
Ever wonder why we stop reading Fairy Tales!!

All great cultures have passed on rich heritage for coming generations in the form of art, music, dance, dressing, behaviour, traditions, language, greetings, symbols, scripts, and of course literature. Literature could be in the form of religious scripts, historical recordings, pictorial representations, hymns, songs and folk tales. Aesop Fables of the Greek, Panchtantra Tales of India, Jataka Tales of the Buddhist and the Brothers Grimm’s Fairy Tale
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Marvin
Jun 05, 2013 Marvin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Note: I am reading a kindle version of the 1922 publication of this collection titled Grimm's Fairy Stories. It is equal to 144 pages long and has 28 of the Grim Brother's tales. The Kindle version does not have the illustrations so obviously I can not comment on them.

This is the first time I've actually read Grimm's fairy tales. I know a lot of them, as does everyone else, but only through the watered down Disney version, various children TV shows (Does anyone remember Shirley Temple Theater?)
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Jacob Ludwig Karl Grimm, German philologist, jurist and mythologist, was born at Hanau, in Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel). He is best known as the discoverer of Grimm's Law, the author of the monumental German Dictionary, his Deutsche Mythologie and more popularly, with his brother Wilhelm, as one of the Brothers Grimm, as the editor of Grimm's Fairy Tales.

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