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Grimm's Grimmest by Jacob Grimm
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Nov 01, 12

Read in August, 2012

Not comprehensive collection but a great intro that gives a very comprehensive background of Grimm and how they're stories morphed. It's more than just Disney at work here. The Grimm brothers themselves started censoring themselves within the 2nd edition! If you want to all the original stories, go grab the original first edition. I found this book a great taste of a variety of imaginative and colorful tales. Nicely illustrated for further attention grabbing and visualization. Given the sparse language used, the illustrations are necessary. Many of Grimm's stories are very similar to each other, so Maria picks one of each kind. If you looking for your princesses or the stories you are familiar with, look elsewhere. Very few stories here that are familiar to mainstream audiences. The treasure here are the stories that were lost in full. A great picture of Germany folk culture in the 19th century.
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