Selected Tales by David Brothers GrimmSelected Tales by David Brothers Grimm

Selected Tales

byDavid Brothers Grimm, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm

Paperback | February 24, 1983

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Selected Tales contains some of the most timeless and enchanting folk and fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm, translated with an introduction by David Luke

These folktales collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are among the most memorable stories in European culture - conjuring up a world of spells and bewitchment, outwitted villains and cruel stepmothers, animal bridegrooms and enchanted princesses. Tales such as 'Hansel and Gretel', 'Little Red Cape' and 'The Robber Bridegroom' depict the dangers lurking in dark forests, and others, including 'Briar-Rose' and 'Snow White' show young beauties punished by unforgiving sorceresses. Other tales include 'Thickasathumb', which portrays a childless young couple whose wish for a baby is granted in an unexpected way, while 'The Frog King' tells of a rash promise made by a haughty princess to share her bed with a frog, and a fortune is won in 'The Blue Lamp', when a soldier gains a kingdom with the help of a magic lamp. David Luke's vibrant translation is accompanied by an introduction discussing the key themes of the tales and the literary background of the Brothers Grimm. 

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Jacob (1785-1863) and Wilhelm (1786-1859) are nowadays simply known as 'the brothers Grimm'. Both brothers were state-appointed librarians in Kassel, and later members of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Berlin, where Frederick William IV of Prussia had invited them to settle. Two of Germany's greatest scholars, Jacob is regarded as...
Title:Selected TalesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.1 × 0.76 inPublished:February 24, 1983Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140444017

ISBN - 13:9780140444018

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Children Beware! The tales of the Grimm brothers have been summarized marvelously in this book. I found it interesting to go back to the tales of my childhood and see how they ACTUALLY turned out. So many stories have been modified for a younger audience, it's fun to see the original endings. I would certainly recommend this book, but parents should be cautious when reading it to children.
Date published: 2000-09-18

Table of Contents

Translated with an Introduction and Notes by David Luke

1. The Fisher an His Gweedwife
2. Rumplestiltskin
3. Hansel and Gretel
4. Little Redcape
5. Rapunzel
6. Briar Rose
7. Snowwhite
8. The Jeniper Tree
9. Little Brother and Little Sister
10. The Three Little Men in the Forest
11. Mother Snowbed
12. The Three Birdies
13. The Twelve Brothers
14. The Seven Ravens
15. The Six Swans
16. The Two Brothers
17. The Master Huntsman
18. The Water of Life
19. The Golden Bird
20. The Dwarfie
21. Jack the Strong Man
22. The Six Who Went Far in the World
23. The Six Servants
24. The Sea-Rabbit
25. The Worn-out Dancing-shoes
26. The Devil's Three Golden Hairs
27. The Griffin
28. The Three Snake-leaves
29. Faithful John
30. One-eye, Two-eyes and Three-eyes
31. Ashiepattle
32. Manypelts
33. The Rightful Bride
34. The Iron Stove
35. The Twa Royal Bairnies
36. The Goosegirl
37. Jack of Iron
38. The Frog King, or Iron Harry
39. The Young Donkey
40. Jack My Hedgehog
41. The Magic Table, the Gold-donkey, and the Cudgel in the Sack
42. The Knapsack, the Hat and the Horn
43. The Blue Lamp
44. The Salad-donkey
45. The Three Brothers
46. The Four Skilful Brothers
47. The Young Giant
48. Thickasathumb
49. Bearskin
50. The Devil and His Grandmother
51. The King of the Golden Mountain
52. The Prince Afraid of Nothing
53. The Crystal Ball
54. Auld Rinkie
55. Jorinda and Joringle
56. The Nixie in the Pond
57. Fetcher's Fowl
58. The Robber Bridegroom
59. The Bremen Town Band
60. Clever Elsie
61. Lazy Harry
62. The Three Army-surgeons
63. The Clever Little Tailor
64. Bumpkin
65. Owld Peadair

Glossary of Scots Words

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Sixty-five German folk-fairy tales with explanatory, introductory material, notes on each individual selection, and a glossary of Scots words.