Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales

Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales

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No library's complete without the classics! This new, enhanced leather-bound edition collects the legendary fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.

They are the stories we've known since we were children. Rapunzel. Hansel and Gretel. Cinderella. Sleeping Beauty. But the works originally collected by the Brothers Grimm in the early 1800s are not necessarily the versions we heard before bedtime. They're darker and often don't end very happily—but they're often far more interesting.

This elegant edition of Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales includes all our cherished favorites—Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Cap, and many more—in their original versions. With specially designed end papers, a genuine leather cover, and other enhancements, it's the perfect gift for anyone looking to build a complete home library.

Many of these tales begin with the familiar refrain of “once upon a time”—but they end with something unexpected and fascinating!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607103134
Publisher: Canterbury Classics
Publication date: 11/24/2011
Series: Leather-bound Classics Series
Pages: 652
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)
Lexile: 1090L (what's this?)

About the Author

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm collected and published Germanic and European folk and fairy tales during the early to mid 19th century. Some of the world’s most classic and beloved stories have been published by them, including “Rumplestiltskin,” “Snow White,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Rapunzel,” “Cinderella,” “Hansel and Gretel,” and many more.

Kenneth C. Mondschein has a Ph.D in history from Fordham University (defense passed December 18, 2009). His expertise is in Western history from antiquity to the present, with a specializations in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, global expansion and colonization, and the history of science and technology. He also holds a Master of Arts in History from Boston University.

Place of Birth:

Hanau, Germany

Place of Death:

Berlin, Germany

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Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
lab7 More than 1 year ago
This ebook of Grimms' Complete Fairy Tales appears to be a digitized copy. It is readable, however I found the table of contents to be useless for navigation. You can read the TOC to find the page but then you have to manually navigate to the page number. The TOC is not directly accessible via my Nook ereader. I did find several miss-spelled words in my short 5 minutes reading so I decided to delete this version and to go get another version. I will look at the non-free versions to get a copy that can be navigated using the Nook ereader controls.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book does indeed contain the same, good old stories, but they are translated into a literal, flat english that leaves all the richness and shadow out of the stories. Highly disappointing and hardly worth reading when there are so many better versions of this collection.
liquidgee More than 1 year ago
A mixture of Poe and Aesop's fable may best describe the fantasies featured in the pages of this tome as they entail morality tales many of which do not shy away from bloodshed and gore that have become accepted as the norm courtesy of the Disney studios catering to political correctness and providing baby food for the masses. If this were not enjoyable enough, all these tales are collected in a single volume. At times, however, it is this very inclusiveness that works against itself as some of the stories are very much the same thus becoming repetitive while, in other instances, abrupt turns in the story line with a suddenness that proves disconcerting and confusing. This last is overshadowed by the aforementioned virtues making both the hardcover edition with a dust jacket containing liner notes (ISBN-13: 978-0-088029-519-2) and the leather bound volume (ISBN-13: 978-0-7607-0335-9) lacking the dust jacket and liner notes but, instead, having gilded pages and attached gold ribbon book mark both excellent additions to anyone's library. (
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though this has spelling errors and table of contents does not link to stories this is a complete collection of all 211 stories. It is unedited and contains punishment for the wicked. Great deal for free!
LucaBrasi More than 1 year ago
I have been wanting to read the complete works of the "real" fairy tale stories. This is a fantastic reading of all the Grimm's classics. Dark, gory and sometimes funny tales. The true story of Cinderella is by far the best! The stepsisters scheming and lengths they go through to get the shoe to fit are how we see the darker side of humanity. Not recommended for elementary school aged children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is priceless, in that it contains those tales that are well-known and those that are practically unheard of. Many of those that we have heard, i.e. Snow White & Rose Red, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, etc. are told in their original fashion, without having been watered down or "Disney-cized" for children and those who constantly wish for happy endings for all. I think that there is a certain sense of dimension added when these tales are left as originally told, as they were passed down through the generations. Many similarities can be seen between the Grimms' tales and those found in other collections - this is because they are a part of who we, as people are. They are culture.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So many classics, but if you're used to the Disney versions, you're in for a ride.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great! Every one of the tales have a good moral to them, but i would not recommend them for small children to read.
TheBooknerd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Every book nerd should have a copy of the Grimms' tales. If you haven't delved any further than Disney, you should definitely get a copy of the complete tales right away.
Duranfan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Your favorites from childhood are here, and a bunch of tales you probably never heard. But these are NOT the sugar-coated, Disney versions. The damsels don't always survive, the hero doesn't always win, and some downright evil and twisted things happen to innocent people.Fairy tales are not always nice. But it's still worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed these originals compared to all the rewritten editions by other people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What actually happened in rumplestiltskin was he said"a witch told you that!a witch told you that!"then he stamped the ground,got his foot stuck,and tore himself in two
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It adventurous and very imaginative ro read.
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This is a book that all fairy tale lover's should own. It tells the stories in ways you probably havent heard them. Really amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its better than i thought it was going to be
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Another good collection to have. Wow were these a bit to a little dark. Heard of these from shows like Supernatural, So Weird, etc.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is killing it