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3.93  ·  Rating details ·  915 ratings  ·  73 reviews
Des Contes de Grimm, on ne connaît guère en France que les plus célèbres, encore est-ce à la faveur d'une confusion, puisque, pour le grand public, ils appartiennent bien plus au monde du dessin animé qu'aux deux savants allemands qui les ont relevés pour les sauver de l'oubli.
Pourtant, tels que les frères Grimm les ont patiemment recueillis et transcrits, ils sont une des
Mass Market Paperback, 404 pages
Published September 22nd 1976 by Folio (first published 1958)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Kinder- und Hausmärchen = Children's and Household Tales, Jakob ludeig karl Grimm, wilhelm karl Grimm
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: اول ماه مارس سال 2002 میلادی
عنوان: دختر هوشمند؛ گردآوری: برادران گریم؛ مترجم: اردشیر نیکپور؛ تهران، امیرکبیر، کتابهای شکوفه، 1379؛ در 136 ص؛ فروست: قصه های برادران گریم؛ چاپ دوم 1381؛ چاپ سوم 1382؛ موضوع: افسانه های آلمانی - قرن 19 م
ا. شربیانی
Apr 15, 2012 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
Esta edición contiene los cuentos menos conocidos de los Hermanos Grimm, considero eso un déficit pues le quita mucho a lo que los autores quisieron transmitir. En general los cuentos son divertidos, no todos contienen enseñanzas, hay algunos cortos y muy extraños pero que igual portan la novedad como característica.
El que más me divirtió fue "Hans está de suerte", "El zapatero metomentodo" también es muy gracioso, "El Frieder y la Catherlieschen" y el terriblemente trágico "La muerte del pollit
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lette sera dopo sera alla prole adorante pur se terrorizzata, le fiabe dei fratelli Grimm ci hanno trasportato in un orrido e spaventoso mondo di spose squartate, bambini venduti, streghe e diavoli malefici. Come favole della buona notte sono fantastiche!
Lectura ligera y sencilla para "la vuelta al cole". Tengo que decir que la edición que he leído no es la que aparece en goodreads pero como no existe tuve que poner otra, aún así es un recopilatorio de cuentos de los hermanos Grimm. Lo he disfrutado bastante porque no conocía la gran mayoría de cuentos y los pocos más clásicos que me sabía de memoria tenían numerosas variaciones, algunas más interesantes que otras.
Mil gracias a Toño (como siempre) por dejarme leer el libro incluso antes de que e
João Barradas
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Desnovelada a venda que os fantásticos contos de fada "à la Disney" nos impuseram desde crianças, com esta obra contacta-se com o verdadeiro âmago que os seus autores queriam divulgar: a pequenez da condição humana. Apesar do clima mais negro, que obsucurece qualquer arco-íris na paisagem idílica, consegue-se partilhar lições simples, envolvidas num ambiente fantástico... uma fuga para os dilemas mundanos!
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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These folktales collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are among the most memorable stories in European culture, conjuring up a world of spells and bewitchment, outwitted villains and cruel stepmothers, animal bridegrooms and enchanted princesses

Most tales follow the formula of downtrodden hero + helper + trials - antagonist = happy ending
A lot of the antagonists are "bad" because they violate a social more or two, and they're punished horribly at the tales' ends.
Ariane Brosseau
Jan 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Lire un recueil de contes peut être hyper intéressant, de la même façon que de lire l'œuvre entière d'un(e) auteur(e) en particulier. Comprendre la totalité d'une œuvre permet souvent de mieux comprendre les œuvres individuelles en elles-mêmes. Je savais donc dans quoi je m'embarquais en lisant un recueil de contes. J'ai d'ailleurs déjà lu celui de Perrault et je poursuis (lentement, mais sûrement) la lecture de celui d'Andersen. Cependant, j'aurais deux critiques à faire envers cet ouvrage.

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Angus Mcfarlane
A free ebook on my iPhone, with short enough stories for in between moments....

I have been curious for some time as to the real meaning of the original text i.e. pre-Disney, and to test personal pre-conceptions and modern rumours about them. Many are happily ever after stories, but there are indeed some darker moments in some well known stories that we would hesitate to tell to children. Surprisingly, many of the stories seem to have a moral wisdom element about them, a re telling of Biblical p
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
Abandon autour de la page 270. Si près de la fin, mais...! Je m'imagine pas continuer.

J'étais vraiment très curieuse de lire les contes des frères Grimm, mais je pense que j'aurais pu choisir une édition de morceaux choisis & m'en porter très bien. Plusieurs contes sont en fait des versions différentes de contes précédents, empruntant des éléments ailleurs & les réutilisant à plus ou moins bon escient. C'est sûrement très intéressant, point de vue philologique, mais ça fait une lecture a
May 14, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
So, I read all the fairy tales when I was a kid and I seriously don't remember them being this "grim" (pardon the pun).

Of course, the children versions of these are much more tame and a lot of the gory details are left out, of course.

It's still very cool to read the "original" versions as an adult and really get a sense for these folk tales!

But if you're the kind of person that get upset at the amount of people George R.R. Martin kills off in his books, then don't read these!

I'll leave you with
This book took me FOREVER to finish, obviously short stories aren't my cup of tea...

Anyways, I really did enjoy many of the stories in this book, they were highly entertaining and they were more than easy to follow and read.
Unfortunately I did find that many of the stories were too short which left me wanting to put the book down more than I care to admit.
Dec 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ebbene, lo ammetto: ho acquistato il libro solo per avere qualche informazione in più sui protagonisti di "Fables" risalendo alla fonte, ma a parte una certa ripetitività, peraltro attesa, devo dire che è stata una lettura più che gradita.
Ho voglia di passarla a mio nipote, 11 anni, in modo che possa leggere le fiabe alla sua sorellina di quasi un anno, visto che vanno parecchio d'accordo.
Jun 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fr, novels
Un ensemble de contes bien sympathiques, avec des connus (des fois avec un autre titre) et des inconnus du grand public, toujours un plaisir à lire ! Dommage que l'on ne sache pas de quelle édition il s'agisse par rapport aux précédentes versions.
J.   ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
3.5 stars

These are some dark stories, but it was interesting to hear the origins of some of our softer bedtime stories/Disney movies. Seriously why did Disney feel the need to edit the part about the ugly stepsisters hacking up their feet and getting their eyes plucked out?
Mar 01, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My favorites were "The Blue Light", "Rumpelstiltskin", and "Hansel and Gretel." I thought it was interesting that Snow White's name was originally Snowdrop. The most disturbing story was "Cat Skin."
I hated this collection, but enjoyed sharing the "real" fairy tale versions with my friends.
I find it difficult to rate a book with so many different stories: the quality of the story can change a lot from a tale to another. Even though this collection only encloses about a third of the 210 tales written by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, I found several stories with similar characters, adventures and morale, which can be very repetitive at times and upsetting to read, especially when they teach lessons and behaviours you don't quite agree with.
For instance, cunning should be rewarded. I can
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2) English Review

1) Deutsche Rezension
Wer denkt er kenne die Märchen der Gebrüder Grimm, der irrt wohl, denn nur die wenigsten der Geschichten die sie gesammelt haben sind bekannt und jene sind oft mehr oder weniger stark verändert. Was auch notwendig ist, denn so einige sind wirklich sehr kurz, daraus könnte man keinen Film machen.
Und sind diese ersten Versionen der Geschichten oft düster? Oh ja, gerade mal bei 6% war ich und hatte Prinzessinnen, sieben kleine Geißlein un
Oct 07, 2013 marked it as in-limbo  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
[Ongoing review]

The Golden Bird - 1/5
The basics of the story is a seemingly endless repetition of this pattern:
1. Fox: "Do not under any circumstance do X!"
2. Prince: "Sure thing!"
3. Prince promptly does X and gets in trouble (usually arrested).
4. Fox rescues Prince, Prince gets away without a scratch or any effort, and obviously without having learned anything.
5. Fox: "Ok, now, do not under any circumstance do Y!"

This leaves so many unanswered questions. Why does the fox persist in giving the P
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vi siete mai presi la briga di riprendere in mano le fiabe della vostra infanzia, edulcorate con tanto amore da chi ha scordato che la vita è fatta anche di dolore, vendetta, rabbia e oscurità? Le fiabe originali dei fratelli Grimm, classici della letteratura non solo per l'infanzia, da rileggere con gli occhi di un adulto, per scoprire che fine fanno la strega cattiva di Biancaneve e le sorelle invidiose di Cenerentola...
Walaupun ini cerita anak2, aku tidak akan sediakan buku ini untuk bacaan anakku kelak. Sayang tempat review ga cukup.

ceritanya hampir seperti The Giving Tree, hanya saja ini ceritanya menyebalkan

Ini sih bukannya beruntung tapi malah sial, atau judulnya hanya sarkasme saja
otaknya si Hans memang agak aloha

ceritanya biasa saja

kasihan perampoknya XD


yang gak bener nih Sultan atau Serigala? Seharusnya Sulta
Noemi Seek
Edición de cuentos menos conocidos de los hermanos Grimm. :/ No era lo que yo buscaba y tampoco fue algo que me inspirara. Está bien para pasar el rato sino se tiene algún libro más interesante.
Aniket Mahajani
enter in the world of magic & relax, no more headache of long philosophical paras, no more pain to understand difficult words,just fun n njoyment on each page you turn
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Weird man. Weird.
Sep 01, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was quite entertaining to read these stories with out them being softened or disneytized. My favorites from my edition which is not a complete collection are Clever Grethel, Hans in Luck, The Three Spinsters, The Gallant Tailor, and King Thrushbeard. I of course enjoyed the classics like Snow White, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, and Aschenputtel (Cinderella). Some of them are just odd, like The Rabbit's Bride,Prudent Hans, and Clever Else. The Frog Prince ended a little differently than e ...more
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wishlist, audio-book

No one is ever too old for fairy tales

About the book: Well it's the Grimms' Fairy Tales. What will I expect? It's a collection of fairy tales filled with evil queens and step mothers, talking animals, bravery and kindness being rewarded, princesses who are the fairest in all the lands, princes pathetically falling in love at first sight( I rolled my eyes so hard at this parts, seriously ) , and once upon a times and happily ever afters.

But sarcasm aside, I love it. With all its dramas and cl
Jun 18, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ceux qui aimeraient retourner en enfance, le temps d'une lecture
Cette édition contient une sélection de 17 contes des frères Grimm: Le Roi grenouille, Apprendre à frissonner, Frérot et Soeurette, Doucette, Les trois fileuses, Jeannot et Margot, Le vaillant petit tailleur, Cendrillon, Le Petit Chaperon Rouge, Tom Pouce, La Belle au bois dormant, Blanche-Neige, Jorinde et Joringel, L'Eau de la vie, Peau d'Ours, Jean de Fer, Rose-Neige et Rouge-Rose.

Toujours un plaisir de lire et relire ces contes de Grimm. Fort proches des reprises qui en ont été faites actue
Catherine Letendre
Jul 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
J'ai d'abord été déçue d'apprendre que les frères Grimm ne sont pas à l'origine de ces contes, mais les ont plutôt collectés auprès de la mémoire allemande afin qu'ils ne se perdent pas.

Si vous souhaitez les lire, je vous conseille de ne pas le faire les uns à la suite des autres. On y retrouve en réalité que quelques intros, milieux et fins différentes qui sont agencés différemment. Aussi, le mélange de la naïveté extrême des personnages avec la cruauté des fins rend l'histoire difficile à appr
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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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