When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their Children's and Household Tales in 1812,
followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea that such stories as "Rapunzel,"
"Hansel and Gretel," and "Cinderella" would become the most celebrated in the world.
From "The Frog King" to "The Golden Key," wondrous worlds unfold--heroes and heroines are rewarded, weaker animals triumph over the strong, and simple bumpkins prove themselves not so simple after all.
A delight to read, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm presents these peerless stories to a whole new generation of readers.
Hansel and Gretel
Town Musicans of Bremen
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About the Author
When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, aka the Brothers Grimm, set out to collect stories in the early 1800s, their goal was not to entertain children but to preserve Germanic folklore. Once the brothers saw how the stories entranced young readers, however, they began softening some of the harsher aspects to make them more suitable for children. A cornerstone of Western culture since the early 1800s, Grimm’s Fairy Tales is now one of the world’s most beloved books.
Place of Birth:Hanau, Germany
Place of Death:Berlin, Germany