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The Brothers Grimm The Grimm brothers were early 19th century writers best known for their fairy tales coming from Scandinavian, Icelandic and Germanic origins. By 1807 there was a growing interest in German folk tales. The Grim brothers were academics who invited friends to their home and asked them to relate stories they had heard. They soon published their first
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Hardcover, 373 pages
Published 1945 by Grosset & Dunlap (first published 1812)
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Andre Technically speaking Disney only changed two of the tales by the Brothers Grimm: Snow White and Rapunzel. Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty were adapted…moreTechnically speaking Disney only changed two of the tales by the Brothers Grimm: Snow White and Rapunzel. Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty were adapted from their French incarnations and the rest, as far as I am aware, have nothing to do with the Brother's Grimm.
As for your question: Some elements of the tales were considered too brutal/controversial for kids and other changes are simply due to changing times as well as the differing nature of book and movie that require changes.(less)
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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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Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
Overall quite enjoyable! Some tales I loved, some were just kind of meh, but it was fun!
Jacob
Jan 12, 2008 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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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)
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Steven Walle
Dec 05, 2015 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 فكرى
Jun 13, 2015 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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Jean
Grimm’s Fairy Tales, (the apostrophe is as it is printed on the book’s title page and cover) is Richard Adams’s personal selection of nineteen tales, which he made in 1981. This is a large format book with illustrations by Pauline Ellison. Pauline Ellison is a prolific illustrator of books, producing meticulous detailed watercolour images with use of natural colour tones. These paintings are quite busy, and the characters and interiors have a Germanic or East European feel. They are very attract ...more
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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Sarita
Nov 08, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Pink
Oct 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Warning -
If you read these stories too close together they get a little repetitive
If you read them to very young children they will probably have nightmares

Things I have learned from this collection of fairy tales-
All Princesses are beautiful
All step-Mothers are wicked
All step-sisters are ugly
Luckily Kings are unable to tell the difference between beautiful princesses and their ugly step-sisters
Animals can talk
Magical transformations are normal
Princesses are saved by their natural goodness
Wicke
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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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Obsidian
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Stacy
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Keep in mind that I don't know much about the history behind Grimm's Fairy Tales. I was so excited to read this book and it did not disappoint! I love seeing all the original stories and see how they have changed over the years to the one we know today. I love how most of the stories had a deeper meaning to scare kids into behaving. Others stories were completely off the wall having characters that were inanimate objects. I think the egg was my favorite character. I did not realize how much of o ...more
Sarita
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
بعد قراءة النسخة الكاملة من حكايات الأخوين غريم
توصلت إلى أن نسخة المركز القومى للترجمة ترجمة منى الخميسى أفضل من عدة نواحى
من حيث الترجمة ترجمة منى الخميسى ممتازة ومناسبة تماماً لطابع الحكايات
فى حين جاءت ترجمة هذه النسخة مقبولة مع وجود العديد من الأخطاء اللغوية
من حيث عدد الحكايات قصر عدد الحكايات فى نسخة المركز جاء فى صالحه فالنسخة الكاملة
أشتملت على العديد من القصص التى تحمل نفس التيمة لدرجة التطابق وهو أمر يبعث على الملل
وختاماً هذا هو رابط ريفيو نسخة المركز والذى ذكرت فيه رأى فى الحكايات
https
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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 . :))
Sarah
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“He who helped you when you were in trouble ought not afterwards be despised by you”

كتاب الطفوله .. الذكريات الجميله .. وحواديت قبل النوم
من ريبانزيل لسنو وايت لسندريلا الالمانيه وهانزل وجريتل وحتي عقلة الاصبع

كتاب يحتوي علي 38 قصه قصيرة للأطفال
يبدأ بمقدمة صغيره لكل قصه علي هيئة ابيات صغيره جدا بها قافيه تشبه قافية جداتنا في الحواديت الشعبيه

وتنتهي بنفس النهايه من ابيات صغيره ايضا تقول :
كان ياما كان .... حدوتة زمان
حكاية يرويها .... الدهر والمكان
وأخرى يطويها .... العمر والنسيان
وهذه يحكيها ....
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Suraia Munia
I am all about fairy tales. I love reading faory tale book even though i read or heard the story 1000 times already. However, this book was the worst fairy tales book i have ever read. Only attractive part i found was the cover and illustrations inside. Poor writing style! I hate giving bad rating but couldn't stop myself for this one!
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!
Sydney
Sep 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poems-plays
Intemporel)))
Amy
Apr 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve always said I love a good fairy tale. But you know what I’ve realized? I really love longer, more fleshed-out retellings of these choppy, abbreviated originals. Well ... SOME of the originals. Many of these tales are bizarre to the point of ridiculousness and make me wonder what the people were smoking who dreamed them up. I mean, you are definitely high if you’ve decided one of the main characters in your story is a sausage who takes up housekeeping with a bird and mouse. Yep. Good. And. H ...more
Nikki
Read for the Coursera Fantasy & Science Fiction course -- which I think it going to be interesting, perhaps especially because I'm not sure I agree with the set texts or with the course description. Anyway, the Grimms' fairytales are obviously classics, and worth reading for that, though the selection here includes some very similar stories. And, of course, the same kind of logic is shared by most fairytales, so it's similar in that way too. Some of the illustrations in this version are quit ...more
Elyse Hdez
Feb 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Muchos de los cuentos que aquí aparecen ya los había leído cuando era niña, sin saber que eran de los hermanos Grimm (omitiendo Blanca Nieves, Cenicienta, Caperucita Roja y La Bella Durmiente)

Fue como volver a tener ocho años de nuevo, poder disfrutar de cada historia y llevarme una pequeña enseñanza de algunos de ellos. La magía prevalece mucho en los cuentos, y me di cuenta de que puedo tener 21, 30 o 40 años y seguiré terminando asombrada con las historias que leí en este libro.
Guguk
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kukis-gula-merah
Gelap, muram, jahat...tapi memikat (^ ^)

Mungkin dongeng-2 ini dulu diceritakan sebagai pengisi waktu orang dewasa di tempat minum alih-alih untuk dongeng sebelum tidur buat anak-anak...
Lalu entah gimana, pengasuh memutuskan bahwa anak-anak sudah cukup 'dewasa' dan berhak tau seperti apa kebobrokan manusia itu ""( ⁄>⁄ ▽ ⁄<⁄ ⁄)

*analisis sotoy*
*ini pun baru nemu edisi yang dibaca*
Kiting Santos
Some are a bit morbid for a fairy tale.
Munke
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Manche Märchen waren etwas verrückt, aber ansonsten super :)
Aj Sterkel
I was familiar with the modern adaptations of these classic fairytales, but I’d never read the originals in all their gory glory. I loved the majority of these stories. They’re weird and morally ambiguous. A lot of them end with “They all lived happily ever after, until they died.” The Brothers Grimm are like the 1800s version of Internet trolls. “You like these characters? Well, they’re all dead or miserable now. LOL. U mad?”

Fairytales are interesting because you get to see the values of the so
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Tharwat
Mar 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
الحق واحد والأهواء متعددة؛ الحمد لله الحق المتعال، سريع الفعال، اللهم لا تمتني قبل أن أرى للحق صولة على الظالمين، لا أدري ما أصابني، تصيبني خيالات مريضة كما تراءت لكافكا المسلول طيلة حياته، قرأت منذ فترة "حياة وزمن مايكل.ك" لكوتسي، فأصابني إحباط الأفكار السلبية الناتجة من قراءة قصص البوهيميين، أنا أعيش حياة بوهيمية بمعنى الكلمة، حتى أن صبري على أي علاقة اجتماعية يرعبني للغاية، ولعل قصص ألبير كامو العدمية الوجودية "كالغريب" و"الطاعون" هي صورة طبق الأصل من حياتي البوهيمية، حتى أني أهرب من قراءة أي ...more
محمد  جبر
38 حكاية شعبية شهيرة جدا من التراث العالمي تناولتها كل الثقافات وتم اقتباسها وتحويرها أو نقلت كما هي واستمتع بها الصغير والكبير كقص أو حلقات كارتونية أو أفلام كارتونية وحتى سينمائيا مؤخرا ما أن تبدأ بها حتى تقع أسير لها .

حواديت الأخوين جريم

• كان يا ما كان
حدوتة زمان
حكاية يرويها
الدهر والمكان
وأخرى يطويها
العمر والنسيان
وهذه يحكيها
جريم الأخوان
لك هنا والآن

• • • • • • • • • •


• كان يا ما كان
في بلاد الألمان
عاش من زمان
ملك ذو سلطان

○○

• يحكى أن .. أن ماذا ؟
كانت عنزة .. أما لصغار
سبع بالدار .. والذئب جار
والأم ت
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Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
This audiobook was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This review can also be found at The Starry-Eyed Revue.

Even though I know that these are all classic tales, I feel like I'm reading them for the first time, like they've been reinvented with a grown-up me in mind: dark and macabre and grotesque. But that's probably because I grew up with the watered-down Disney versions for the most part. Not that I haven't read my fair share of these sometimes bloody lessons in moral
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TheGeekyBlogger
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Listened for Fun (Borrowed from the Library)
Overall Rating: 5.00
Story Rating: 5.00
Character Rating: 5.00

Audio Rating: 5.00 (not part of the overall rating)

Tweet Length Review: If you get a chance to listen to the Audiobook Released May 2016 narrated by Jim Dale, Luke Daniels, Katherine Kellgren then DO IT!

Tweet Longer: OMG this was just a complete delight and a little twisted.

Audio Details:


"Rapunzel", read by Katherine Kellgren
"Cinderella", read by January LaVoy
"Little Red-Cap", read by Simo
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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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