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The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  262 Ratings  ·  40 Reviews
A compilation of Brothers Grimm fairy tales complete with vintage illustrations.

In honor of their 200th anniversary, The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm brings to life twenty-seven of the most beloved Grimm stories, including classics such as Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Hansel and Gretel, in a vibrant and meticulous new translation commissioned for this
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Hardcover, First Edition, 320 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Taschen (first published 1826)
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Noelia Alonso
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
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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Muphyn
Aug 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Every fairy tale lover
The edition is beautiful! Purple cloth cover, beautiful illustrations, nice thick shiny paper, just gorgeous.

First time I've read the Grimm's fairy tales in English, the translations certainly seem very true to the original. It's a great selection with classics such as 'Snow White' and 'Cinderella' and lesser known ones like 'Jorinde & Joringel', 'The Golden Goose' or 'Mother Holle'. I was thrilled to discovered that two of my all time favourites, 'The Twelve Dancing Princesses' and 'Snow Wh
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Wrenaria
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Finished this awhile ago, but forgot to review. Fantastic stories, fantastic art. I read a story or two from this collection at night before bed. This is, of course, the best way to read fairy tales (never all at once).

This particular edition is high quality and beautiful to look at. Each story is illustrated by a different vintage artist from varying countries. A brief description on fancy gold colored page at the start of each tale provides some context or interesting information relevant to
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Quinn Rollins
Feb 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
One of the best collections of Brothers Grimm fairy tales, with vintage illustrations from dozens of artists. If you're looking for a good collection, this is the one to go for.
Carolina
Dec 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-books
Muito interessante; por um lado, descobrir contos antigos que desconhecia completamente, e, por outro, observar como os contos reflectem as mentalidades das suas épocas e povos. Fiquei surpreendida com a violência que há em alguns contos, especialmente porque eles são direccionados para crianças. Também me custou particularmente observar o papel da mulher nestes contos, que chega a ser tão estereotipado que se torna ridículo.
Foi surpreendente ver como alguns destes contos chegaram aos dias de ho
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Monica
This illustrated version of selected tales of Brothers Grimm is beautiful! Each story has an interesting introduction as to the history of that particular tale. It also has biographies of each artist included in the book. The stories themselves are interesting: some are kind of weird, some are violent, and a lot of them have abrupt endings. However, my own children loved hearing me read them aloud and seemed to appreciate the lack of sugar coating on the stories. And the illustrations... I canno ...more
Jessica Harrison
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Growing up, my family had certain traditions on holidays, and most of them involved giving books instead of candy. It turns out books last a lot longer and are more satisfying overall. As Valentine’s Day approaches, I’d like to suggest a book that will delight children and adults alike.

“The Fairy Tales of the Brother’s Grimm” compiled by Noel Daniel and translated by Mathew Rice and published by Taschen is a beautifully illustrated collection of the Grimm brothers’ m
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Julia Hughes
Sep 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
OK - "you cannot be serious!" I can hear you saying it! Five stars for a bunch of folk legends and fairy tales?! But this book represents so much more than that. The brothers Grimm are now better known as writers. However, that was never their intention. Early - mid 19th century Germany wasn't unified, rather it was a hotchpotch of kingdoms and states, such as Prussia, Bohemia, etc. Jacob & Wilhelm were keen supporters of a united German state. They were also academics, linguists, and cultur ...more
Abe Something
Apr 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
If I were judging this book merely as a catalog of graphic representations of the Brother's Grimm Fairy Tales, this would be a 5 star slam dunk. But, this book operates in two parts, the second part being the Fairy Tales themselves. They're all fairly well-known for the more part, though surprisingly, the source material is often found here to be more violent than the versions we were told as children. For example, "The Goose Girl" has someone being stripped nude, tossed in a barrel full of nail ...more
Jennifer
Jun 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am so glad that I bought this book! Having long loved fairy tales (and all the beautiful artwork that compliments them so well) I was interested in finding a book of Grimm's tales, mostly because I wanted more original and darker versions of these stories that have become so tamed through Disney and other child friendly adaptations.

This volume contained 27 tales; some well known (though with some surprising twists!) and many I encountered for the first time. Having been illustrated by numerous
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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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