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Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm
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A reader searching for the Great and All-Encompassing fable will not find it in the comprehensive Grimms' Fairy Tales. A majority of the stories are less than five pages long, and are vastly different than fables from the Grimm brothers' contemporaries and, later, Disney. Almost every tale begins with "once upon a time," ends with good triumphing (and bad repenting), and contains some element of magic. My two favorite quotes from the entire collection come from "The Old Woman in the Wood" and The Iron Stone - "for he was a King's son" (400) and "in the days when wishing was having" (407), respectively - because they pretty much sum up every story.

This is a great thumb-through in terms of academic research, but I don't recommend reading the collection page-to-page.
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Reading Progress

October 5, 2011 – Shelved
Started Reading
November 15, 2011 – Shelved as: featuring-children
November 15, 2011 – Shelved as: genre-fantasy
November 15, 2011 – Shelved as: ugh-i-had-high-hopes
November 15, 2011 – Shelved as: set-in-19th-century
November 15, 2011 – Shelved as: read-in-2011
November 15, 2011 – Shelved as: featuring-social-commentary
November 15, 2011 – Shelved as: featuring-magic
November 15, 2011 – Finished Reading
January 11, 2016 – Shelved as: set-in-europe
January 11, 2016 – Shelved as: form-short-stories
January 29, 2018 – Shelved as: review

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