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The Brothers Grimm

The Brothers Grimm are probably the best-known storytellers in the world. Many years have passed since the time Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm released their "Children's and household tales". The first Volume of Grimms' 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.

Brothers Grimm kept updating their collection with newly gathered and recorded fairy tales. In their lifetime the fairy tale collection was translated into almost all European languages, while the German version already had six editions. This was The Grimms first experience of scientific studies and process of folklore and their first major success. For their exceptional scientific achievements modern researchers call them "fathers and founders of German philology."

Stories popular with users

1. The Frog-King, or Iron Henry - Margaret Hunt
2. Cinderella - Margaret Hunt
3. Rapunzel - Margaret Hunt
4. Rumpelstiltskin - Taylor/Edwardes
5. Hansel and Grethel - Margaret Hunt
6. Little Snow-White - Margaret Hunt
7. Little Red-Cap [Riding Hood] - Taylor/Edwardes
8. The Story of the Youth who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was - Margaret Hunt
9. Rumpelstiltskin - Margaret Hunt
10. Little Red-Cap [Riding Hood] - Margaret Hunt

The Books

Household tales by the Brothers Grimm

Brothers Grimm fairy tales

Notes: Translated by Margaret Hunt, this is the only book that contains the complete collection of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales - 200
fairy tales and 10 legends.

Translator: Margaret Hunt
Publisher: George Bell and Sons, London
Ages: 10+ years

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Grimm's fairy tales

Household tales by the Brothers Grimm cover

Notes: Translated by Edgar Taylor and Marian Edwardes. Contains 62 fairy tales.

Translator: Edgar Taylor and Marian Edwardes
Publisher: R. Meek & Co., London
Ages: 3-10+ years

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2.Briar Rose
3.Cat And Mouse In Partnership
5.Clever Elsie
6.Clever Gretel
7.Clever Hans
8.Doctor Knowall
9.Frederick And Catherine
11.Hans In Luck
12.Hansel And Gretel
13.Iron Hans
14.Jorinda And Jorindel
15.King Grisly-Beard
16.Lily And The Lion
17.Little Red-Cap ( Little Red Riding Hood )
18.Mother Holle
19.Old Sultan
23.Snow-White And Rose-Red
24.Sweetheart Roland
25.The Adventures Of Chanticleer And Partlet
26.The Blue Light
27.The Dog And The Sparrow
28.The Elves And The Shoemaker
29.The Fisherman And His Wife
30.The Four Clever Brothers
31.The Fox And The Cat
32.The Fox And The Horse
33.The Frog-Prince
34.The Golden Bird
35.The Golden Goose
36.The Goose-Girl
37.The Juniper-Tree
38.The King Of The Golden Mountain
39.The Little Peasant
40.The Miser In The Bush
41.The Mouse, The Bird, And The Sausage
42.The Old Man And His Grandson
43.The Pink
44.The Queen Bee
45.The Raven
46.The Robber Bridegroom
47.The Salad
48.The Seven Ravens
49.The Story Of The Youth Who Went Forth To Learn What Fear Was
50.The Straw, The Coal, And The Bean
51.The Three Languages
52.The Travelling Musicians
53.The Turnip
54.The Twelve Dancing Princesses
55.The Twelve Huntsmen
56.The Valiant Little Tailor
57.The Water Of Life
58.The Wedding Of Mrs Fox
59.The White Snake
60.The Willow-Wren And The Bear
61.The Wolf And The Seven Little Kids
62.Tom Thumb

Grimm's Fairy Stories

Grimm book cover 1 Notes: This book contains 25 fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm.

Translator: Unknown
Publisher: Cupples and Leon Company, New York

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Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm

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Notes: This fairy tale collection contains 52 of the Grimm's fairy tales. This new Dover edition, first published in 1963, is an unabridged republication of the work first published by Macmillan and Company in 1886.

Translator: Lucy Crane
Publisher: Dover Publications, New York (Macmillan & Co, London)

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