The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition by Jacob GrimmThe Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition by Jacob Grimm

The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition

byJacob Grimm, Wilhelm GrimmEdited and translated byJack Zipes

Hardcover | October 19, 2014

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When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published theirChildren's and Household Talesin 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. Yet few people today are familiar with the majority of tales from the two early volumes, since in the next four decades the Grimms would publish six other editions, each extensively revised in content and style. For the very first time,The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimmmakes available in English all 156 stories from the 1812 and 1815 editions. These narrative gems, newly translated and brought together in one beautiful book, are accompanied by sumptuous new illustrations from award-winning artist Andrea Dezsö.

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. Esteemed fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes offers accessible translations that retain the spare description and engaging storytelling style of the originals. Indeed, this is what makes the tales from the 1812 and 1815 editions unique-they reflect diverse voices, rooted in oral traditions, that are absent from the Grimms' later, more embellished collections of tales. Zipes's introduction gives important historical context, and the book includes the Grimms' prefaces and notes.

A delight to read,The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimmpresents these peerless stories to a whole new generation of readers.

Jack Zipesis the translator ofThe Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm(Bantam), the editor ofThe Great Fairy Tale Tradition(Norton), and the author ofGrimm Legacies(Princeton). He is professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota.Andrea Dezsöis a visual artist who exhibits in museums and ga...
Title:The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First EditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:568 pagesPublished:October 19, 2014Publisher:Princeton University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Figuresxv


Introduction: Rediscovering the Original Tales of the Brothers Grimmxix

Note on the Text and Translationxlv



1. The Frog King, or Iron Henry (Der Froschkönig oder der eiserne Heinrich) 13

2. The Companionship of the Cat and Mouse (Katz und Maus in Gesellschaft) 16

3. The Virgin Mary's Child (Marienkind) 17

4. Good Bowling and Card Playing (Gut Kegel-und Kartenspiel) 21

5. The Wolf and the Seven Kids (Der Wolf und die sieben jungen Geißlein) 23

6. The Nightingale and the Blindworm (Von der Nachtigall und der Blindschleiche) 25

7. The Stolen Pennies (Von dem gestohlenen Heller) 26

8. The Hand with the Knife (Die Hand mit dem Messer) 26

9. The Twelve Brothers (Die zwölf Brüder) 27

10. Riffraff (Das Lumpengesindel) 32

11. Little Brother and Little Sister (Brüderchen und Schwesterchen) 34

12. Rapunzel (Rapunzel) 37

13. The Three Little Men in the Forest (Die drei Männlein im Walde) 40

14. Nasty Flax Spinning (Von dem bösen Flachsspinnen) 42

15. Hansel and Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) 43

16. Herr Fix-It-Up (Herr Fix und Fertig) 49

17. The White Snake (Die weiße Schlange) 53

18. The Journey of the Straw, the Coal, and the Bean (Strohhalm, Kohle und Bohne auf der Reise) 55

19. The Fisherman and His Wife (Von den Fischer und siine Fru) 56

20. A Story about a Brave Tailor (Von einem tapfern Schneider) 62

21. Cinderella (Aschenputtel) 69

22. How Some Children Played at Slaughtering (Wie Kinder Schlachtens mit einander gespielt haben) 77

23. The Little Mouse, the Little Bird, and the Sausage (Von dem Mäuschen, Vögelchen und der Bratwurst) 79

24. Mother Holle (Frau Holle) 81

25. The Three Ravens (Die drei Raben) 83

26. Little Red Cap (Rothkäppchen) 85

27. Death and the Goose Boy (Der Tod und der Gänshirt) 88

28. The Singing Bone (Der singende Knochen) 89

29. The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs (Von dem Teufel mit drei goldenen Haaren) 92

30. Little Louse and Little Flea (Läuschen und Flöhchen) 97

31. Maiden without Hands (Mädchen ohne Hände) 99

32. Clever Hans (Der gescheidte Hans) 103

33. Puss in Boots (Der gestiefelte Kater) 110

34. Hans's Trina (Hansens Trine) 115

35. The Sparrow and His Four Children (Der Sperling und seine vier Kinder) 116

36. The Little Magic Table, the Golden Donkey, and the Club in the Sack (Von dem Tischgen deck dich, dem Goldesel und dem Knüppel in dem Sack) 119

37. The Tablecloth, the Knapsack, the Cannon Hat, and the Horn (Von der Serviette, dem Tornister, dem Kanonenhütlein und dem Horn) 126

38. Mrs. Fox (Von der Frau Füchsin) 129

39. The Elves (Von den Wichtelmännern) 132

About the Shoemaker for Whom They Did the Work (Von dem Schuster, dem sie die Arbeit gemacht)132

About a Servant Girl Who Acted as Godmother (Von einem Dienstmädchen, das Gevatter bei ihnen gestanden)133

About a Woman Whose Child They Had Exchanged (Von einer Frau, der sie das Kind vertauscht haben)133

40. The Robber Bridegroom (Der Räuberbräutigam) 135

41. Herr Korbes (Herr Korbes) 137

42. The Godfather (Der Herr Gevatter) 138

43. The Strange Feast (Die wunderliche Gasterei) 141

44. Godfather Death (Der Gevatter Tod) 142

45. The Wandering of Thumbling, the Tailor's Son (Des Schneiders Daumerling Wanderschaft) 143

46. Fitcher's Bird (Fitchers Vogel) 146

47. The Juniper Tree (Van den Machandel-Boom) 148

48. Old Sultan (Der alte Sultan) 158

49. The Six Swans (Die sechs Schwäne) 159

50. Briar Rose (Dornröschen) 162

51. The Foundling (Vom Fundevogel) 165

52. King Thrushbeard (König Droßelbart) 167

53. Little Snow White (Sneewittchen [Schneeweißchen]) 170

54. Simple Hans (Hans Dumm) 178

55. Rumpelstiltskin (Rumpelstilzchen) 181

56. Sweetheart Roland (Der liebste Roland) 182

57. The Golden Bird (Vom goldenen Vogel) 185

58. Loyal Godfather Sparrow (Vom treuen Gevatter Sperling) 191

59. Prince Swan (Prinz Schwan) 194

60. The Golden Egg (Das Goldei) 197

61. The Tailor Who Soon Became Rich (Von dem Schneider, der bald reich wurde) 199

62. Bluebeard (Blaubart) 202

63. The Golden Children (Goldkinder) 205

64. The Simpleton (Von dem Dummling) 207

The White Dove (Die weiße Taube)207

The Queen Bee (Die Bienenkönigin)208

The Three Feathers (Die drei Federn)210

The Golden Goose (Die goldene Gans)212

65. All Fur (Allerleirauh) 216

66. Hurleburlebutz (Hurleburlebutz) 220

67. The King with the Lion (Der Konig mit dem Löwen) 223

68. The Summer and the Winter Garden (Von dem Sommer-und Wintergarten) 225

69. Jorinda and Joringel ( Jorinde und Joringel) 227

70. Okerlo (Der Okerlo) 230

71. Princess Mouseskin (Prinzessin Mäusehaut) 233

72. The Pear Refused to Fall (Das Birnli will nit fallen) 234

73. The Castle of Murder (Das Mordschloß) 236

74. Johannes Waterspring and Caspar Waterspring (Von Johannes-Wassersprung und Caspar-Wassersprung) 238

75. The Bird Phoenix (Vogel Phönix) 241

76. The Carnation (Die Nelke) 242

77. The Carpenter and the Turner (Vom Schreiner und Drechsler) 244

78. The Old Grandfather and the Grandson (Der alte Großvater und der Enkel) 245

79. The Water Nixie (Die Wassernix) 246

80. The Death of Little Hen (Von dem Tod des Hühnchens) 246

81. The Blacksmith and the Devil (Der Schmidt und der Teufel) 248

82. The Three Sisters (Die drei Schwestem) 251

83. The Poor Maiden (Das arme Mädchen) 262

84. The Mother-in-Law (Die Schwiegermutter) 263

85. Fragments (Fragmente) 264

Snowflower (Schneeblume)264

The Princess with the Louse (Prinzessin mit der Laus)264

Prince Johannes (Vom Prinz Johannes)265

The Good Cloth (Der gute Lappen)265

86. The Fox and the Geese (Der Fuchs und die Gänse) 265



1. The Poor Man and the Rich Man (Der Arme und der Reiche) 274

2. The Singing, Springing Lark (Das singende, springende Löweneckerchen) 277

3. The Goose Girl (Die Gänsemagd) 283

4. The Young Giant (Von einem jungen Riesen) 289

5. The Gnome (Dat Erdmänneken) 297

6. The King of the Golden Mountain (Der König vom goldenen Berg) 301

7. The Raven (Die Rabe) 307

8. The Clever Farmer's Daughter (Die kluge Bauemtochter) 313

9. The Genie in the Glass (Der Geist im Glas) 316

10. The Three Little Birds (De drei Vügelkens) 319

11. The Water of Life (Das Wasser des Lebens) 324

12. Doctor Know-It-All (Doctor Allwissend) 329

13. The Frog Prince (Der Froschprinz) 331

14. The Devil's Sooty Brother (Des Teufels rußiger Bruder) 333

15. The Devil in the Green Coat (Der Teufel Grünrock) 337

16. The Wren and the Bear (Der Zaunkönig und der Bär) 340

17. The Sweet Porridge (Vom süßen Brei) 343

18. The Faithful Animals (Die treuen Thiere) 343

19. Tales about Toads (Mährchen von der Unke) 347

20. The Poor Miller's Apprentice and the Cat (Der arme Müllerbursch und das Katzchen) 348

21. The Crows (Die Krähen) 351

22. Hans My Hedgehog (Hans mein Igel) 354

23. The Little Shroud (Das Todtenhemdchen) 360

24. The Jew in the Thornbush (Der Jud' im Dorn) 360

25. The Expert Huntsman (Der gelernte Jäger) 363

26. The Fleshing Flail from Heaven (Der Dresschpflegel vom Himmel) 368

27. The Children of the Two Kings (De beiden Künnigeskinner) 369

28. The Clever Little Tailor (Vom klugen Schneiderlein) 377

29. The Bright Sun Will Bring It to Light (Die klare Sonne bringt's an den Tag) 380

30. The Blue Light (Das blaue Licht) 383

31. The Stubborn Child (Von einem eigensinnigen Kinde) 386

32. The Three Army Surgeons (Die drei Feldscherer) 386

33. The Lazy One and the Industrious One (Der Faule und der Fleißige) 389

34. The Three Journeymen (Die drei Handwerksburschen) 390

35. The Heavenly Wedding (Die himmlische Hochzeit) 394

36. The Long Nose (Die lange Nase) 395

37. The Old Woman in the Forest (Die Alte im Wald) 401

38. The Three Brothers (Die drei Brüder) 403

39. The Devil and His Grandmother (Der Teufel und seine Großmutter) 405

40. Faithful Ferdinand and Unfaithful Ferdinand (Ferenand getrü und Ferenand ungetrü) 408

41. The Iron Stove (Der Eisen-Ofen) 413

42. The Lazy Spinner (Die faule Spinnerin) 418

43. The Lion and the Frog (Der Löwe und der Frosch) 420

44. The Soldier and the Carpenter (Der Soldat und der Schreiner) 422

45. Pretty Katrinelya and Pif-Paf-Poltree (Die schöne Katrinelje und Pif, Paf, Poltrie) 428

46. The Fox and the Horse (Der Fuchs und das Pferd) 430

47. The Worn-out Dancing Shoes (Die zertanzten Schuhe) 431

48. The Six Servants (Die sechs Diener) 435

49. The White Bride and the Black Bride (Die weiße und schwarze Braut) 440

50. The Wild Man (De wilde Mann) 444

51. The Three Black Princesses (De drei schwatten Princessinnen) 448

52. Knoist and His Three Sons (Knoist un sine dre Sühne) 450

53. The Maiden from Brakel (Dat Mäken von Brakel) 450

54. The Domestic Servants (Das Hausgesinde) 451

55. Little Lamb and Little Fish (Das Lämmchen und Fischchen) 452

56. Sesame Mountain (Simeliberg) 454

57. The Children of Famine (Die Kinder in Hungersnoth) 456

58. The Little Donkey (Das Eselein) 456

59. The Ungrateful Son (Der undankbare Sohn) 461

60. The Turnip (Die Rube) 461

61. The Rejuvenated Little Old Man (Das junggeglühte Männlein) 464

62. The Animals of the Lord and the Devil (Des Herrn und des Teufels Gethier) 466

63. The Beam (Der Hahnenbalken) 467

64. The Old Beggar Woman (Die alte Bettelfrau) 467

65. The Three Lazy Sons (Die drei Faulen) 468

66. Saint Solicitous (Die heilige Frau Kummerniß) 469

67. The Tale about the Land of Cockaigne (Das Märchen vom Schlauaffenland) 469

68. The Tall Tale from Ditmarsh (Das Dietmarsische Lügen-Märchen) 470

69. A Tale with a Riddle (Räthsel-Märchen) 471

70. The Golden Key (Der goldene Schlüssel) 471

List of Contributors and Informants475

Notes to Volumes I and II479

Index of Tales517

Editorial Reviews

"Jack Zipes's translations of the 156 tales in this significant edition are truly exquisite."-Ulrich C. Knoepflmacher, author of Ventures into Childland: Victorians, Fairy Tales, and Femininity