Original Folk & Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
When German brothers, linguists and cultural researchers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm first published a collection of classic European tales in 1812, little did they know the likes of Rapunzel, Cinderella and The Little Mermaid would become internationally beloved classics — nor could they possibly envision how these age old stories would survive and evolve through generations of entertainment technology (including all eras of animation).
In this new collection of the first 156 stories published by the Grimms in their 1812 and 1815 editions, fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes offers English translations that retain the minimally embellished storytelling style of the brothers’ original tellings, which reflect their oral traditions. An insightful introduction offers historical context, and the book includes the Grimms’ prefaces and notes. The whole inspiring package is ornamented by award-winning artist Andrea Dezso’s illustrations. It’s no wonder this hardcover revival has been selling out everywhere since being published in October.