The Grimm Reader
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,More »
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.« Less
the classic tales of the Brothers Grimm
The hand with the knife
How children played butcher with each other
The evil mother-in-law
The children living in a time of famine
The stubborn child
Part I. The tales: The frog king, or Iron Heinrich
The poor miller's boy and the cat
The wolf and the seven little goats
The twelve brothers
Little brother and little sister
The three little men in the woods
Hansel and Gretel
The fisherman and his wife
The brave little tailor
The seven ravens
Little Red Riding Hood
The Bremen Town musicians
The devil and his three golden hairs
The magic table, the gold donkey, and the club in the sack
The robber bridegroom
The juniper tree
The six swans
The golden bird
The three feathers
The golden goose
The singing, soaring lark
The goose girl
A fairy tale about a boy who left home to learn about fear
The worn-out dancing shoes
The star talers
Snow White and Rose Red
The golden key
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