Grimm Tales: For Young and Old
Grimm Tales From the quests and romance of classics such as "Rapunzel", "Snow White" and "Cinderella" to the danger and wit of such lesser-known tales as "The Three Snake Leaves", "Hans-my-Hedgehog" and "Godfather Death", the author brings the heart of each timeless tale to the fore, following... show more
Grimm Tales From the quests and romance of classics such as "Rapunzel", "Snow White" and "Cinderella" to the danger and wit of such lesser-known tales as "The Three Snake Leaves", "Hans-my-Hedgehog" and "Godfather Death", the author brings the heart of each timeless tale to the fore, following with a commentary on the story's background and history. Full description
Publish date: September 5th 2013
Publisher: Penguin Press
Pages no: 444
Edition language: English
Admito, antes de comenzar, que no he leído los cuentos de hadas clásicos, transcritos por los coleccionistas (los hermanos Grimm, Charles Perrault, Madame d'Aulnoy) y hace mucho deseaba empezar cuando me encontré con esta versión, donde Philip Pullman, autor de La materia oscura, elige cincuenta cue...
From the back of the book: "Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of Children’s and Household Tales. Now Philip Pullman, one of the most accomplished authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm.Pullman r...
bookshelves: autumn-2014, published-2012, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, fantasy, twist-on-a-theme, kiddlewinks, radio-4x Read from October 03 to 10, 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04kfwv4Description: The two Grimm brothers published their first volume of stories, Children's and House...
"Swiftness is a great virtue in the fairy tale. All we need is the word "Once..." and we're off." Pullman has gone back to the origins of these well known stories. They are back to the dark, morality tales they once were. I was surprised by how many of these tales are much more violent than n...
Pullman strips the traditional fairytales right back to their core. This was a lovely read, and the little pieces at the end of each tale, where the author gives a little information about the original tale and any changes he may or may not have made, gives real context to the stories, making them e...
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