Grimms' Tales for Young and Old: The Complete Stories

Grimms' Tales for Young and Old: The Complete Stories


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For readers of all ages, two hundred and ten tales of the Brothers Grimm, including "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty," "Snow White," and "Hansel and Gretel," translated by Ralph Manheim, the highly acclaimed and prize-winning translator. Manheim has rediscovered in the original German Grimms’ editions of the tales the unadorned, direct rhythm of the oral form in which they were first recorded. He has retained their ageless magic and mythology and restored the extraordinary vitality and wit, the acute perceptions of human strength and facility mirrored in the facets of these small gems.
“The best modern translation of the complete Brothers Grimm.”--Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385189507
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/1983
Pages: 656
Sales rank: 679,293
Product dimensions: 5.95(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.32(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ralph Manheim was a highly acclaimed, prize-winning translator of major German and French works, including books by Hitler, Proust, Brecht, and Grass. Mr. Manheim won a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation "genius" award in 1983. He also won honors from PEN, a National Book Award, a prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He died in 1992 at the age of 85.
The Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786–1859), were German academics, philologists, cultural researchers, lexicographers and authors who together specialized in collecting and publishing folklore during the 19th century. They were among the best-known storytellers of folk tales, and popularized stories such as “Cindrella,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Rapunzel,” “Sleeping Beauty,” and “Snow White.”

Place of Birth:

Hanau, Germany

Place of Death:

Berlin, Germany

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Grimm's Tales for Young and Old 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
cows_in_wonderland More than 1 year ago
This is a great version of the Grimm's tales. It shows the true meaning that was meant for the Grimm Tales. These are not the fairy tales that you have read in most version. It is translated the most accurately it possibly can be from it's original German writing and it a spectacular read. It is very gruesome at blunt at times, but all of the stories really teach you a lesson or moral. If you are older and are interested in reading the real Grimm's tales, then this is the book for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Many have heard various adaptations of the Grimm's Fairy Tales from their childhood. This translation, by Ralph Manheim, is the best available in English. He keeps it true to German culture, and yet bridges the gap to English without losing a beat, or getting lost in the language. Very direct, and true to the original. This should be the primary source of European fairy tales for children. Read the story 'Briar Rose' to get a true taste of the incredible Grimm's. It is miles away from the vulgar, scary version done by Disney as 'Sleeping Beauty.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is true to the Grimms' original edition. This book is not just for children. Adults too can enjoy the old tales in this collection. Of course I highly reccomend Ashputtle.
elysa morfin More than 1 year ago