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The Grimm Reader

The Classic Tales of the Brothers Grimm

(Book - 2010)
The Grimm Reader
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Even after two hundred years, the tales collected by the Brothers Grimm remain among our most powerful stories. Their scenes of unsparing savagery and jaw-dropping beauty remind us that fairy tales, in all their simplicity, have the power to change us. With some of the most famous stories in world literature, including "Cinderella," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Hansel and Gretel," "Snow White," as well as some less well known stories like "The Seven Ravens," this definitive collection promises to entrance readers with the strange and wonderful world of the Brothers Grimm.Maria Tatar's engaging preface provides readers with the historical and cultural context to understand what these stories meant and their contemporary resonance. Fans of all ages will be drawn to this elegant and accessible collection of stories that have cast their magical spell over children and adults alike for generations.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0393338568
9780393338560
Branch Call Number: 398.2 Gr
Characteristics: xxxix, 325 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Tatar, Maria 1945-
Grimm, Wilhelm 1786-1859
Grimm, Jacob 1785-1863

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Even after two hundred years, the tales collected by the Brothers Grimm remain among our most powerful stories. Their scenes of unsparing savagery and jaw-dropping beauty remind us that fairy tales, in all their simplicity, have the power to change us. With some of the most famous stories in worl... Read More »


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