The Annotated Brothers Grimm
Celebrate the 200th birthday of the Brothers Grimm stories with this lavish volume now richly expanded for a new generation.Publication of the Grimms’ Children’s Stories and Household Tales in 1812 brought the great European oral folk tradition into print for the first time. The Annotated... show more
Celebrate the 200th birthday of the Brothers Grimm stories with this lavish volume now richly expanded for a new generation.Publication of the Grimms’ Children’s Stories and Household Tales in 1812 brought the great European oral folk tradition into print for the first time. The Annotated Brothers Grimm returns in a deluxe and augmented 200th-anniversary edition commemorating that landmark event. Adding to such favorites as “Cinderella,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Snow White,” and “Rapunzel,” Maria Tatar includes six new entries, among them “Four Clever Brothers,” “The Water of Life,” “The White Snake,” and “The Old Man and His Grandson.” The expanded edition features an enhanced selection of illustrations, many in color, by legendary artists such as George Cruikshank and Arthur Rackham; annotations that explore the historical origins, cultural context, and psychological effects of the tales; and a biographical essay on Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. A perennial favorite in the acclaimed Norton Annotated series, this magnificent volume will draw both children and adults into the enchanting world of fairy tales. 75 color, 75 black-and-white illustrations
Publish date: October 15th 2012
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Fairy Tales
, Folk Tales
After soldiering through the preface, the introduction, the essay on the stories’ origins and cultural effects, and the first 19 tales, I skipped ahead to the biographical essay, the Grimms’ original prefaces, and the collected quotes on fairy tales; then I went back and read two more of the more ic...
This is our current bedtime read. I keep forgetting that my son is having a different childhood than I had, and that he didn't spend asthmatic afternoons stuck in bed with books. So he's not as fairy-tale literate as I was at his age. Also, he's old enough to be interested in the origin story of the...
Fantastic resource. 37 tales, 9 additional for "adults." Bonuses: Grimms biography, illustration bibliography, additional reading suggestions, preface to 1st and 2nd editions of Grimm's tales.According to the Preface: tales are from Grimm's 7th ed, published 1857. Selection includes tales that invol...