The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm by Jacob Grimm

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Mirror, mirror on the wall...A compilation of Brothers Grimm fairy tales complete with vintage illustrations   In honor of their 200th anniversary, The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm brings to life twenty-seven of the most beloved Grimm stories, including classics such as Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Hansel and Gretel, in a vibrant and meticulous new translation commissioned for this publication.

Containing a selection of charming vintage illustrations from the 1820s to the 1950s by true masters of pictorial invention-—the legendary Kay Nielsen, bestselling children’s books author Gustaf Tenggren, British artists Walter Crane and Arthur Rackham, and giants of nineteenth century German illustration Gustav Süs, Heinrich Leutemann, and Viktor Paul Mohn, as well as many new discoveries—this compilation also features historic and contemporary silhouettes that dance across the pages like delicate black paper lace. In addition to the tales and illustrations, the book contains a foreword on the Grimms’ legacy, brief introductions to each fairy tale, and extended artists’ biographies in the appendix.

For adults and children alike, this opulent edition rekindles the eternal magic of the Grimms’ tales—the second most widely read collection of stories in the world after the Bible.
Features illustrations by famous artists from Germany, Britain, Sweden, Austria, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and the United States in a unique format pairing one tale with one artist Includes a new translation accessible to readers of all ages that is based on the final 1857 edition of the tales Contains dozens of new, unique silhouettes specially commissioned for the book As part of UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register (which safeguards cultural documents), these tales are widely recognized as a vital part of world history Following fairy tales are featured in the book:
The Frog Prince, The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats, Little Brother and Little Sister, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, The Fisherman and His Wife, The Brave Little Tailor, Cinderella, Mother Holle, Little Red Riding Hood, The Bremen Town Musicians, The Devil with Three Golden Hairs, The Shoemaker and the Elves, Tom Thumb’s Travels, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, The Three Feathers, The Golden Goose, Jorinde and Joringel, The Goose Girl, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, The Star Coins, Snow White and Red Nose, The Hare and the Hedgehog, Puss n’ Boots, The Golden Key
 

About Jacob Grimm

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The editor: TASCHEN editor Noel Daniel graduated from Princeton University, and studied in Berlin on a Fulbright Scholarship. She received a master's in London and was the director of a photography art gallery before becoming a book editor. Her TASCHEN books include Magic 1400s–1950s (2009) and The Circus 1870–1950 (2008).The contributor:Matthew R. Price has translated for leading theaters and publications in Germany and the US. A graduate of Princeton University, he studied in Berlin on a DAAD Fellowship, receiving his masters from the University of the Arts. After an early career producing theater, he earned an M.B.A. from Columbia University and lives in New York City.
 
Published December 14, 2009 by Digireads.com. 410 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Travel, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy. Fiction

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Printed in double columns of small type, the collection is designed for adult readers to read or read aloud, and for the grown-ups Daniel also includes analytical introductions, an opening appreciation of the Grimms’ work as “the DNA of all fairy-tale scholarship,” and long biographical notes on ...

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A lovely edition of tales that hearkens back to the stories' roots in oral telling and wordplay.

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Publishers Weekly

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This gorgeous treasury pairs new translations of 27 of the Grimm brothers’ fairy tales with vintage illustrations dating from the 1820s to the 1950s. Brief introductions offer insight into the symboli

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Children’s and young adult books about kings, orphans, dragons and mythological beasts.

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Publishers Weekly

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This gorgeous treasury pairs new translations of 27 of the Grimm brothers’ fairy tales with vintage illustrations dating from the 1820s to the 1950s.

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New York Journal of Books

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The dazzling artwork inspired by the potent tales takes center stage in The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, a handsome new heirloom-quality compilation.

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New York Journal of Books

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“Adults and scholars will find much to enjoy both in the editor’s insightful introductory essay and in her concise, interesting biographies of the artists. . . . Who says all that glitters is not gold? This stunning collection should live happily ever after with many a reader—young and old.”

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Susan Redington Bobby, assistant professor of English at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware, teaches classic and contemporary fairy tales and adolescent literature.

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Editors’ Note: In March on the Book Bench, Maria Tatar wrote about a cache of five-hundred Bavarian fairy tales that were unearthed recently in Germany. The fairy tales were compiled by the nineteenth-century ethnographer Franz Xaver von Schönwerth, a... Editors’ Note: In March on the Book Bench,...

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It is backed by some of the most famous illustrators from the 1850s to the 1950s, including Golden Age legend Kay Nielsen, bestselling author Wanda Gág, Walter Crane and Arthur Rackham, and 19th century German illustrations from Hermann Vogel, Otto Speckter and Viktor Paul Mohn.

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