The Brothers Grimm were born in Hanau, Germany. Jacob was born on the 4th of January 1785 and Wilhelm - on the 24th of February 1786. From early youth, until their death, the brothers were very close friends, always complementing each other.
Their father, Philipp Wilhelm Grimm (1752 - 1796), was a lawyer. After his passing, the Brothers Grimm were able to finish their education only thanks to the generosity of their aunt. The Brothers Grimm showed their brilliant abilities while they were still young. After a graduation at the Kassel School, the Grimms... Read the complete biography
The Brothers Grimm are probably the best known story tellers in the world. Many years have passed since the time Jackob and Wilhelm Grimm released their "Children's and household tales". The first Volume of Grimm's fairy tales was released in 1812, and the second - in 1814. The first edition and was very modest, both in appearance and capacity - there were only 83 fairy tales, compared to the 200 we know today.
The foreword to the collection was signed by the Brothers Grimm on October 18th, 1812. The booklet was highly appraised in this era of spectacular bloom of romance, when the German national consciousness was formed and nationalist aspirations were awakening... Read more on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales page
|Edition||Released||Fairy tales||Additional information|
|First edition Vol.1||1812||82||The first volume of the first edition of the Brothers Grimm's fairy tales was released.|
|First edition Vol.2||1815||72||The second volume of the first edition was published, increasing the number of Grimms fairy tales to 155.|
|Second edition||1819||160||The Brothers Grimm published the second edition of their fairy tales. There were significant changes in comparison to the previous one. A lot of fairy tales were edited significantly and re-recorded and five new were added. This edition was the basis for the first translations of the Grimm's fairy tales in many languages (including English).|
|Third edition||1837||167||In the third edition the Brothers Grimm added seven new fairy tales, making a total of 167.|
|Fourth edition||1840||177||The fourth edition contained 177 fairy tales.|
|Fifth edition||1843||193||The fifth edition was the biggest addition to the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, adding another sixteen.|
|Sixth edition||1850||200||With the sixth edition the Brothers Grimm completed their collection, recording 200 fairy tales and 10 children's legends.|
Grimm's Fairy Tales in audio format - Listen to 62 of the Grimms fairy tales in audio format. This audio release seem to be based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales translated by Edgar Taylor and Marian Edwardes.
Author: Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm