For almost two centuries, the stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers Grimm have been part of the way children--and adults--learn about the vagaries of the real world. This edition holds the complete set of Grimm's Fairy Tales. Inside you will find 210 ageless tales of myth and magic, and it's one of the most popular collections of fairy tales ever published. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow-White, Hdnsel and Gretel, Little Red-Cap (a.k.a. Little Red Riding Hood), and Briar-Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty) are only a few of more than 200 enchanting characters included here. Lyrically translated and beautifully illustrated, the tales are presented just as Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm originally set them down: bold, primal, just frightening enough, and endlessly engaging.
The stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers Grimm have become part of the way childrenand adultslearn about the vagaries of the real world. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow-White, Hänsel and Gretel, Little Red-Cap (Little Red Riding Hood), and Briar-Rose (Sleeping Beauty) are only a few of the more than two hundred enchanting characters included in this volume. The tales are presented just as Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm originally set them down: bold, primal, just frightening enough, and endlessly engaging.
With black-and-white illustrations throughout
Illustrated by Josef Schari / Commentary by Joseph Campbell
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
JACOB GRIMM (17851863) and WILHELM GRIMM (1786 1859) were born in Hanau, Germany. They published the first of their many collections of German fairy tales in 1812.
"Among the few indispensable, common-property books upon which Western culture can be founded . . . It will be a mistake if this volume is merely bought for a child; it should be, first and foremost, an educational must for adults."
W. H. Auden, The New York Times
"Here it is, clear and fine and solid, beautifully and passionately illustrated, this one bookother than the Biblethat has truly made Western man."
P. L. Travers, The New Republic
"Everyone should possess and know Grimms Fairy Talesone of the great books of the worldand no English-speaking person could do better than this edition."
Richard Adams, The New York Times Book Review
"[A] splendid edition, admirably illustrated."
Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker