The folk tales collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm conjure up a world of spells and bewitchment, outwitted villains and cruel stepmothers, animal bridegrooms and enchanted princesses.
Stories such as Hansel and Gretel and The Robber Bridegroom depict the dangers lurking in dark forests, and others, including Briar-Rose and Snowwhite, show young beauties punished by unforgiving sorceresses.
The Frog King tells of a rash promise made by a haughty princess, a fortune is won by a soldier in The Blue Lamp, while in Thickasathumb a childless couple's wish for a baby is granted with unexpected results.
About the Author
Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm (1785-1863) and Wilhelm Carl Grimm (1786-1859) were born near Frankfurt, Germany, and both became teachers at Gottingen University. They originally published their fairy tales as a scholarly examination of German folklore, but the stories were soon being read to children, and when they saw the first English translation in 1823, with its handsome woodblock illustrations, they created a selection of the most popular tales in an edition for young readers.
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 30th November 2006
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.8 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 20.1